The Mercedes EQS Will Have Something Called A Hyperscreen

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Here's what it is, and why it's exciting.

After announcing pricing for its flagship S-Class, Mercedes will introduce an all-electric variant called the EQS, set to arrive next year as a 2022 model. Just like its gas-powered sibling, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan will offer world-class technology, including something called a Hyperscreen.

What is a Hyperscreen, exactly? Well, it's one component of a newly-teased MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) system, which will be unveiled on January 7, 2021.

The teaser only includes a single image of the screen, but surprisingly, it gives plenty of details of what to expect from the reveal. Mercedes calls the MBUX Hyperscreen the "digital core" of its EQ line's top model, the EQS. It will be optionally available on the EQS saloon when it is revealed later next year.

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The Hyperscreen will use artificial intelligence (AI) to maximize the operation and display of infotainment, comfort, and other vehicle features. With the addition of AI, the Hyperscreen can learn driver habits and continually improve itself. Mercedes says the Hyperscreen will live on a large, curved display that will give the cabin a unique aesthetic. And when Mercedes says large, it really means massive. The Hyperscreen will span the entire cabin's entire width, sitting in front of the driver and the front passenger and dwarfing any screen offered by Tesla.

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We assume the Hyperscreen will debut in the EQS, then roll out to other electric EQ models as well as Mercedes' gas-powered vehicles. Aside from the fancy screen, the EQS will also pack new features like an air filtering system. The car will even challenge Tesla on range, with an estimated 435 miles on a single charge (based on WLTP testing). Judging by spy shots, the production EQS should remain pretty close to the concept car's sleek body design. This looks like a major challenger to the Tesla Model S and the upcoming Lucid Air.

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