Mercedes-Benz unveils the Hyperscreen, a monstrous and mind-boggling 56-inch control screen. It will be integrated into the German manufacturer’s first electric sedan, the Mercedes-Benz EQS, which is scheduled to enter production at the end of 2021.
There are the classic infotainment screens, there are the 15 ″ screens of the Tesla Model 3. And then there is the one from Mercedes-Benz: the Hyperscreen. A monstrous and mind-boggling 56-inch slab, which will also be integrated into the EQS, the first 100% electric sedan from the German manufacturer.
According to Mercedes-Benz statements, the HyperScreen is establishing itself as the centerpiece of the MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) 2nd generation of the brand. It is a multimedia system assisted by artificial intelligence. It swaps the classic buttons for voice, touch or gesture commands.
A gigantic slab made up of several screens
Contrary to what one might think, the Hyperscreen is not a single piece screen. It is actually made up of three slabs, embedded in a piece of curved glass. There is a slab on the driver’s side, a slab in the center dedicated to infotainment and another slab on the passenger side. In short, the Hyperscreen runs right through the cabin.
According to Mercedes, the HyperScreen will offer a feature called “zero layers ” or zero layers in the language of Molière. Understand that the driver will not have to unroll ten sub-menus to access a particular command or parameter. Indeed, “the most important applications will always be available in a situational and contextual way above the driver’s field of vision ”. With this feature, Mercedes hopes to reduce potential driver distractions.
Haptic feedback like on PS5
For example, if a user gets into the habit of calling his wife every Tuesday at 7 p.m., the MBUX system will suggest making this call at the scheduled time and date. These suggestions will be directly related to the profile, habits and preferences of the user.. In fact, the MBUX system will be able to record the settings of the seats, the color of the interior lighting, or even your favorite radio station.
In addition, the Hyperscreen will benefit from a haptic feedback, similar to what is found on the PS5 controller, while the manufacturer has applied two coats of coating to reduce light reflection and avoid streaks. The glass of the three screens is made of aluminum silicate, a material that is particularly resistant to scratches. Note that the vents will indeed be integrated into both ends of the Hyperscreen.
Source: The Verge