In a virtual meeting with reporters, Mercedes’ chief designer Gorden Wagener explained where the idea of the Hyperscreen screen came from, cnet.com website reports.
Wagener revealed that the idea for the Hyperscreen screen first appeared a few years ago from a drawing sketched on the wall of the design studio in Como, Italy.
When he saw the drawing, Wagener, quoted by cnet.com, said “That’s amazing, let’s make that happen, and we did make it happen! We made it feasible with a partner, and that really amazes me. We have a vision, a little sketch there, and we made it a reality.”
The new Hyperscreen display consists of three separate displays under one glass panel, with OLED technology for the central and passenger displays.
The three displays appear to merge seamlessly and analog air vents are under this large digital surface.
The Hyperscreen display has a width of 141 cm and an area of 2432.11 square meters. The large glass cover display curves three dimensionally. Meanwhile, there is no image distortion across the entire width of the huge screen.
The MBUX Hyperscreen will eliminate physical buttons
Wagener says that, when the car features the Hyperscreen screen, the only physical buttons will be the start button and the light switch.
Furthermore, Wagener states that future Mercedes models will follow this philosophy and give up the physical buttons. “We are pushing on eliminating hard keys because the design is cleaner and more modern. It’s a completely new way of operating and we, as designers, like simplicity”.
On this occasion we found out that the Hyperscreen screen will be optional on the EQS. The standard configuration is like the one of the new S-Class. It thus includes the virtual instrument cluster on the 12.3-inch screen and the 12.8-inch OLED screen for the multimedia system.
Wagener also states that the EQS was designed with the Hyperscreen screen in mind. “Also, when equipped with the Hyperscreen screen, there is less room for traditional trim materials, but Hyperscreen itself is the jewel of the interior,” Wagener told cnet.com.
The MBUX Hyperscreen comes with a continuous plastic front frame. Its visible part displaysan elaborate three-layer process in “Silver Shadow”. This coating system achieves a particularly high-quality surface impression due to extremely thin intermediate layers.
It is clear that, featuring the new Hyperscreen display, Mercedes EQS looks much more spectacular than the Tesla Model S with the tablet screen. The latter seems to be bolted in the dashboard as an aftermarket solution.
The Hyperscreen display seems detached from a concept car of the future or from a spaceship. Gorden Wagenere admits that “I’m so happy I can’t even believe it that this design vision became a reality.”