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Mercedes Benz Will Reveal its New ‘Hyperscreen' Ultra-Wide Dashboard Display on Jan 7

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【Summary】Mercedes Benz will reveal its new MBUX Hyperscreen dashboard display on Thursday, Jan 7 at 8:00 a.m. (EST) in an event open to CES media guests. The Hyperscreen display is a curved screen that extends along the entire width of the vehicle in front of the driver and front passenger. It will be an option for the upcoming EQS fully-electric sedan.

FutureCar Staff    Dec 21, 2020 12:30 PM PT
Mercedes Benz Will Reveal its New ‘Hyperscreen' Ultra-Wide Dashboard Display on Jan 7

As modern vehicles become more high-tech, traditional analog displays such as speedomenters and temperature gauges are being replaced by digital screens. This extends to infotainment systems as well, where buttons and switches to control vehicle functions are being replaced with more intuitive and smarter touchscreen displays.

We already know that future Mercedes Benz vehicles will feature the company's standard Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) widescreen display for the driver, which will represent a new way of designing vehicle interiors for the German automaker. Now Mercedes is taking the concept a step further with the even bigger MBUX Hyperscreen display, which will stretch across the entire dash. 

The MBUX Hyperscreen display is a curved screen that extends along the entire width of the vehicle in front of the driver and front passenger. It will debut in the upcoming EQS fully-electric sedan.

The automaker says the MBUX Hyperscreen will serve as the "digital core" of the new Mercedes EQS. The world premiere will be broadcast on Thursday, January 7th at 8:00 a.m. (EST) in an event open to CES media guests.

The Hyperscreen display combines infotainment, comfort systems and vehicle functions, similar to how the center-mounted screen in the Tesla Model S. Since its powered by AI, the MBUX system is capable of learning user preferences such as their preferred interior temperature, seat and steering wheel settings for the driver, lights and other comfort settings. 

"For decades, the magic moment in car manufacturing was when the chassis received its engine," said Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG in September when the new MBUX system for the S-Class was announced. "Today, there's another magic moment that is incredibly important — the marriage of the car's body and its brain."

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The Hyperscreen is much wider than the standard MBUX screen found in the Mercedes Benz A-Class. It will be unveiled on Jan 7, 2021.

The Mercedes Benz Hyperscreen is reminiscent of the "Shared Experience Display" from Chinese EV startup Byton. The EV startup unveiled its massive display in the M-Byte concept vehicle at CES in 2018. At the time, it was one of the largest displays ever created for a vehicle.

Like the Mercedes Benz Hyperscreen, Byton's Shared Experience Display can be used by both front seat passengers, providing each with their own customized content.

The MBUX system that powers the display can also recognize vehicle occupants by their voices in the same way that Google's  voice assistant does. Once the characteristics of a person's voice has been learned, a user can activate a personal profile. This makes personal data and functions accessible to each user.

The intelligent MBUX can also recognize eye-direction, hand gestures and the body language of each occupant to assist with automatic vehicle functions as needed.

The recent trend of adding more displays to vehicle interiors will likely continue as cars become more like computers on wheels.

Earlier this year, U.S. automaker General Motors revealed its own 38-inch widescreen display made up of three individual screens for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade SUV.

Mercedes Benz first revealed its new MBUX-powered cockpit at CES in 2018. It was designed to revolutionize how drivers and passengers interact with their vehicles.

The MBUX system includes cutting edge graphics and natural language processing. It's also built with enhanced security. The system supports fingerprint, face and voice recognition.

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