The MBUX as we know it will turn into old news for the Mercedes EQS. The electric luxury sedan will soon switch to LG’s infotainment system. The electronics giant made the announcement through a press release on Thursday.
The new in-vehicle LG infotainment system will be displayed on the gigantic Hyperscreen. It is a curved glass display that covers no less than 141 centimeters (55.5 inches) in length, taking up all the surface from pillar to pillar (P2P). The driver’s display measures 12.3 inches, the central display takes up 17.7 inches, while the front passenger benefits from the presence of a 12.3-inch screen. A glass case covers the three to set up the illusion of all three in one on board the EQS.
Revealed at the 2021 edition of CES in Las Vegas, the Hyperscreen is ready to hit the market with LG tech. It is an infotainment system that the South Korean company specifically designed in compliance with the Mercedes-Benz specification. The premium in-vehicle infotainment system (IVI) will be built into the MBUXX Hyperscreen. It is based on LG’s organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays with a plastic substrate. The displays are flexible enough to allow free bending or folding.
LG and Mercedes, working together for a futuristic experience
The LG and Mercedes-Benz engineers are working closely together to provide a futuristic experience. The two teams intend to take the human-machine interface to a whole new level. The driver will thus benefit from enhanced control of the car.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to work in close collaboration with a trusted partner such as Mercedes-Benz AG”, says Eun Seok-Hyun, president of the LG Vehicle Component Solutions Company. “Being named a valued supplier of automotive displays by Mercedes-Benz AG last year gives us immense pride in knowing that the partnership is showing great results”, he added.
South Korean giant LG Electronics is also working on ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems) solutions and automotive lighting systems.