Mercedes-Benz lifts the veil on the new system My MBUX, which will make it great for touch screens allowing the future S-Class benefit from an internal clean.
Launched in 2018 on the latest Mercedes A-Class, the system MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) is renewed with a second generation, which will equip future Mercedes S-Class, whose presentation is always expected in the fall of 2020. The flagship of the brand is poised to become the most luxurious and modern of the Mercedes range, and for that, the technology will have an important place on board, with up to five screens, OLED, 3D display, a head-up display with augmented reality, or even a user interface reacting to movement, gestures, or voice with the voice assistant that you can call in 27 languages with the command ” Hey, Mercedes ! “.
The new embedded system, called ” My MBUX “, is able to control all the features of the car, and wants to be even more user-oriented : for this, various methods of identification (code, fingerprint, or facial recognition or voice) will recognize the driver to automatically apply preferences (temperature, settings of the driving position, musical preferences, mood lighting, etc).
An interior at the cutting edge of the technology
If the cockpit at the front remains classic with a combined digital instrumentation, as well as a central touch-screen of 12.8 inches diagonal screen in portrait format, the display for the driver is in 3D without the need for wearing 3D glasses specific, and a system of head-up display augmented reality projects of the indications directly on the windshield, such as navigation instructions or information about the audience to the conduct or the safety distances.
But it was without counting on the fact that the clients of the Mercedes S-Class mostly travel in the rear, where we can find up to three screens : two mounted on the back of the front seats, and a screen placed on the center armrest. The rear passengers will have the possibility to change the destination to the GPS from their screens, or even share their content with other screens, with a simple gesture.
Mercedes has also unveiled some technical specifications of their new system My MBUX : 320 Gb SSD storage, 16 Gb of ram, a graphics processor of 691 Gigaflops, as well as a system that is 50% more powerful than the previous generation, which can benefit from remote updates (OTA).
With its new S-Class and its new system My MBUX, Mercedes continues the quest of manufacturers to simplify to the extreme the commands on board, making use of the touch screens here, all of the screens will be allowed to remove up to 27 buttons of physical controls. An approach that was initiated, eight years ago already, by Tesla on its Model S.