Mercedes defies Tesla with 56-inch panoramic panel | Digital Trends Spanish
Hyperscreen, that’s the name of the widescreen that will cover the dashboards of Mercedes Benz luxury cars, in an attempt to outperform Tesla’s infotainment system.
The 56-inch (142.24 cm) wide screen seeks to outshine Tesla’s 17-inch panel, which has been considered a hallmark in the success of Elon Musk’s company electric cars.
The Hyperscreen will debut in the EQS, the fully electric sedan from Mercedes, which will be presented at the end of 2021 and will have a range of 700 kilometers (435 miles), as revealed by Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius, at the technology fair. CES 2021.
The display is the centerpiece of the second-generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, replacing the physical buttons with a fully digital, voice-controlled experience.
In addition to including the speedometer and music and navigation functions, the display will allow passengers to access other vehicle data and instruments and, in some markets, to watch television without disturbing the driver.
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The screen will include “zero layers”, so the user will not need to scroll through submenus, as the applications will be available “situationally and contextually” at the top. For example, if a person makes recurring calls on a day and at a certain time, the system will remind him if he wants to make it.
According to Mercedes, two cover plate coatings reduce reflections and facilitate cleaning, and the glass is designed with scratch-resistant aluminum silicate.
The Hyperscreen will not appear in a production car until the launch of EQS in late 2021, but the new MBUX version will debut in the S-Class, which debuted once in late 2020.