On Monday morning, Mercedes-Benz revealed its all-new MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Hyperscreen during the first-ever CES to be held digitally. The German automobile manufacturer was one of the first sessions to kick off CES 2021 in its new online format due to COVID-19.
The MBUX Hyperscreen is described as “a curved screen uses artificial intelligence to provide a highly intuitive and effortless user experience.” It takes the operation and display of infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions to a new level and offers a digital experience that is as emotional as it is intuitive and effortless for both driver and front passenger. The screen runs from the left side all the way to the right A-pillar, that’s 56 inches wide.
“The MBUX Hyperscreen is the center of attention, the center of control and of course, the center of entertainment,” said Ola Källenius, chairman of the board for Diamler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG. “It is the biggest screen ever mounted in a series-built Mercedes. You don’t search for functions, they will find you. The screen appears lightweight, almost floating in the center of the car. That said, we thought we would take it to where it belongs…in zero gravity.”
The MBUX Hyperscreen offers modern features such as a large heads-up display with animated turn arrows and biometric authentication. It also helps with route planning and charging suggestions to help the driver get the most out of their electric vehicle experience. Passengers can use Bluetooth headphones and watch television and/or movies without distracting the driver.
“To me it’s a milestone in the merging of analog and digital design,” said Vera Schmidt, head of Mercedes-Benz Advanced Digital Design. “This is a jewel of the interior and a new work of art. Three gentle screens underneath one gentle glass surface. It looks and feels like a single entity. This is the futuristic design of the pure EV mode. Key information is easy to understand and nice to look at. For me, the Hyperscreen’s clear, minimalist design and strong anchor points make it intuitive and straight forward to use.”
The MBUX Hyperscreen can hold up to seven profiles for multiple front passengers. It can remember your settings such as the hot-stone massage function, heated steering wheel and heated seat functions, and it can make personal recommendations based on your past behaviors. Front seat passengers can share content with other passengers in the car.
The first generation MBUX infotainment system premiered at CES in Las Vegas in January 2018. It was first introduced in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
Look for the all-new MBUX Hyperscreen to appear on the upcoming 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan. It will be expanded to other models in the future as well.
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