MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) has radically simplified the operation of a Mercedes-Benz. Introduced in the current A-Class in 2018, there are now more than 1.8 million Mercedes-Benz cars on the road worldwide, and the van segment also relies on MBUX. A few months ago, the second generation of this adaptive system was launched in the new S-Class. With the new EQS and the optionally available MBUX Hyperscreen, the next big step now follows. “With our MBUX Hyperscreen, a design vision becomes reality,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler Group. “We combine technology with design in a fascinating way. This offers the customer unparalleled ease of use. We love simplicity, we have reached a new level at MBUX. ”
Here are four use cases. The user can accept or reject the respective proposal with just one click:
- If you always call a certain friend on Tuesday evening on the way home, you will in future receive a suggestion for a corresponding call on that weekday and at this time. A business card appears with their contact information and – if stored – their picture. All suggestions from MBUX are linked to the user’s profile. If someone else drives the EQS on a Tuesday evening, this recommendation is not made – or a different one comes, depending on the preferences of the other user.
- If the EQS driver regularly uses the massage function according to the hot stone principle in winter, the system learns and automatically suggests the comfort function in winter temperatures.
- If the user also regularly switches on the heating of the steering wheel and other surfaces for seat heating, for example, this is suggested to him as soon as he actuates the seat heating.
- The chassis of the EQS can be raised to provide more ground clearance. A useful function for steep garage entrances or thresholds to calm traffic on the ground (“sleeping policemen”). MBUX remembers the GPS position at which the user made use of the “vehicle lift-up” function. If the vehicle approaches the GPS position again, MBUX automatically suggests raising the EQS.
Interesting numbers, data, facts
With the MBUX Hyperscreen, several displays seem to merge seamlessly and thus result in an impressive, curved screen band that is over 141 centimeters wide. The area that passengers can experience is 2,432.11 cm².
The large cover glass is bent three-dimensionally in the molding process at temperatures of approx. 650 ° C. This process enables a distortion-free view of the display unit over the entire width of the vehicle, regardless of the radius of the cover glass.
To get to the most important applications, the user has to scroll through 0 menu levels. That is why Mercedes-Benz calls this a zero layer.
A total of 12 actuators are located under the touchscreen surfaces for haptic feedback during operation. If the finger touches certain points there, they trigger a noticeable vibration in the cover disk.
Two coatings on the cover glass reduce reflections and simplify cleaning. The curved glass itself consists of particularly scratch-resistant aluminum silicate.
The safety measures include predetermined breaking points next to the side vents as well as five brackets which, thanks to their honeycomb structure, can give way in a targeted manner in the event of a crash.
8 CPU cores, 24 gigabytes of RAM and 46.4 GB per second of RAM memory bandwidth are among the technical data of MBUX.
The brightness of the screen is adapted to the ambient conditions using the measurement data from 1 multifunction camera and 1 additional light sensor.
The display area for the front passenger can be customized with up to seven profiles.
Daimler / DW