- mercedes-benz has revealed the mbux hyperscreen, an infotainment system set to first appear in the forthcoming eqs electric sedan.
- the hyperscreen is actually three screens: a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a 17.7-inch infotainment screen, and a 12.3-inch screen for the front passenger.
- the mbux system powering the hyperscreen has been revamped with a zero-layer interface that gives users access to features without scrolling through menus.
mercedes-benz is not sitting out the revolution in screen technology. as proof, the latest part of the automaker's mbux infotainment lineup is hyperscreen. just revealed ahead of the ces virtual technology show next week, it's a three-screen setup that includes a screen for the front passenger, stretching across nearly the entire dashboard for a total screen span of 56 inches.the setup will first appear in the eqs, mercedes's electric sedan that is coming this spring.
curving across the dashboard, the hyperscreen uses an updated version of the mbux infotainment system first introduced in 2018 in the a-class. it uses artificial intelligence to adapt the infotainment system to the user's needs and habits featuring a "zero-layer interface," meaning the user can reach features without having to scroll through menus or use voice commands. instead, important apps are always available on the screen within the driver's field of vision, mercedes said.
so, for instance, if a driver regularly calls someone at a particular time of day, the system will prompt them to make a call to that person at that given time. or if a user raises the car using the air suspension at a given location on a regular basis, such as at a speed bump or driveway, the system will learn that behavior and do it for the user.
the 17.7-inch infotainment screen and 12.3-inch front passenger screen have oled displays that blend into the frame when turned off, when there isn’t a passenger in the front seat, the display on that side of the vehicle will be unusable and just feature a starry screen
it won’t be until the mbux hyperscreen appears in the eqs that we’ll be able to see how the hyperscreen fits into the cockpit of a vehicle, but from what was shown today, it’ll give the eqs an infotainment system to match its powertrain.