Mercedes-Benz Unveils 56-inch “Hyperscreen” Display

Mercedes-Benz is pulling out all the stops for its upcoming EQS. The automaker unveiled a huge pillar-to-pillar, 56-inch “hyperscreen” that will debut in the luxury electric sedan

The 141 centimeter seamless screen is possible thanks to a combination of several OLED screens that created the wide curved display. The three main parts of the MBUX hyperscreen include the instrument cluster, a center display, and a passenger section. According to the automaker, the MBUX hyperscreen is powered by 8 CPU cores, 24-gigabyte RAM, and 46.4 GB per second RAM memory bandwidth:

With a bigger screen, some could argue a bigger distraction. However, the hyperscreen will include a new feature called “zero layers.” The feature will end the days of scrolling through a variety of sub-menus or giving voice commands “as the most important applications are always available in a situational and contextual way at the top of the driver’s field of vision.” 

An example given by Mercedes: “If you always call one particular person on the way home on Tuesday evenings, you will be asked to make a corresponding call on that day of the week and that specific time of day. A business card appears with their contact information and – if it’s stored – their photo will appear. All MBUX suggestions are linked to the user’s profile. If someone else drives the EQS on a Tuesday evening, this recommendation would not be made – or another one is made, depending on the preferences of the other user.”

Mercedes‘ goal with its zero layer feature is to ultimately reduce driver distraction: “The goal was a concept without distraction of the driver or creating complicated operation,” Sajjad Khan, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG and CTO on the new MBUX generation, said in a press release. “We didn’t want to build the biggest screen ever in a car. Instead, we have developed special screens with a perfect ratio of size and functionality for maximum user-friendliness.”

Mercedes also provided a lengthy press release along with the hyperscreen unveiling which you can read on the Daimler website.

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