There are the classic infotainment screens, there are the 15″ screens of the Tesla Model 3. And then there’s Mercedes-Benz’s Hyperscreen. A monstrous and astonishing 56-inch screen, which will be integrated into the EQS, the first 100% electric sedan of the German manufacturer.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the HyperScreen is the centerpiece of the brand’s 2nd generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system. It is a multimedia system supported by artificial intelligence. It exchanges the classic buttons for voice, touch, or gesture commands.
A gigantic slab composed of several screens
Contrary to what one might think, the Hyperscreen is not a screen in one piece. It is actually composed of three slabs, integrated with a curved piece of glass. There is a driver’s side panel, a central panel dedicated to infotainment, and another panel on the passenger side. In summary, the Hyperscreen crosses the passenger compartment from one side to the other.
According to Mercedes, the HyperScreen will offer a feature called “zero layers” in the language of Molière. Understand that the driver will not have to scroll through a dozen sub-menus to access a particular command or parameter. Indeed, “the most important applications will always be available in a situational and contextual way at the top of the driver’s field of vision”. With this feature, Mercedes hopes to reduce potential driver distractions.
Haptic feedback like on PS5
As an example, if a user makes a habit of calling his wife every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., the MBUX system suggested that this call be made at the scheduled time and date. These suggestions will be directly linked to the user’s profile, habits, and preferences. In fact, the MBUX system will be able to record the seat settings, the color of the interior lighting, or your favorite radio station.
In addition, the Hyperscreen will benefit from haptic feedback, similar to what is found on the PS5 controller, while the manufacturer has applied two layers of coating to reduce light reflection and avoid streaking. The glass of all three screens is made of aluminum silicate, a particularly scratch-resistant material. Note that the ventilation holes will be integrated at both ends of the Hyperscreen.