This stuff makes Star Trek look like child̵
Based on early images, the Hyperscreen appears to contain three different OLED screens. A display behind the steering column acts as your typical instrument panel, while a central infotainment display gives you control over music, navigation, air conditioning, calls and other non-essential items. A small screen facing the front passenger provides additional control and entertainment.
Mercedes-Benz notes that its Hyperscreen has a “zero-layer” system, which is a fancy way of saying there are no distracting sub-menus. Important applications and information are always within your line of sight, so you don’t have to work your way out of a call to return to navigation. The second generation MBUX system can also store 7 profiles for drivers and passengers, which can help families get out on the road without modifying their massive digital dashboard.
As someone with a cracked instrument cluster (don’t ask), I wonder how many drivers will damage their 56-inch Hyperscreen. Mercedes-Benz says the coated aluminum silicate glass is scratch and glare resistant, but not idiot resistant. Plus, repairs or replacements will likely cost a fortune, given that the Hyperscreen is huge, curved, and even has cutouts for two physical vents.
The Hyperscreen will debut in Mercedes-Benz’s 2022 EQS electric sedan, which should go into production later this year. It is arguably the most advanced infotainment system to date, rivaled by the massive displays in Cadillac’s 2021 Escalade and Tesla’s line of premium electric vehicles.
Source: Mercedes-Benz via Roadshow by CNET