Mercedes has revealed inside images of the new EQS, revealing a dashboard which is mostly made up of one massive screen unit
Mercedes is certainly placing such a big focus on tech these days, that we often see images of the display screen festooned interiors of new vehicles long before the outside. That’s so what happened with the most-recent S-Class , as well as for its ‘EQS’ electric sibling, our first official appearance involved images of a disembodied, 1 . 4-metre wide ‘Hypercreen’ destined for the vehicle.
Now, Merc has shown all of us how the Hyperscreen looks within situ, and it’s instead dramatic – the whole dash really is just one massive display, and there’s a noticeable absence of physical buttons. So far as the dash goes, there are the stop/start button as well as the hazard lights switch, plus, well, that’s about it.
Because revealed a few weeks back, the particular 141cm-wide curved unit provides a 2432 square-centimetre viewing region, backed by 12 haptic feedback actuators. The cup coating is made at 650 degrees centigrade, and there are a special coating which “simplifies cleaning”. Handy, since this particular thing is going to pick up lots of fingerprints.
Worry is growing over distracting vehicle touchscreens , and you can not help but be worried about such an unit like this will do for your longevity of the cars it is fitted to. On the former front side, at least, the Hyperscreen has some solutions. For one thing, by using a “zero layer” structure, by which Mercedes means a person don’t need to scroll via any menus to access “the most important applications”.
Although we’re however to try the display ourself, we’d imagine the weather controls remain fixed at the end of the central screen part. There’s also a light messfühler that dims or gleams the Hyperscreen depending on the circumstances, which should avoid it getting unpleasant for the eyes during the night.
Running all that is an onboard pc with 8 CPU cores and 24GB of ram memory. The system is smart enough in order to proactively suggest particular features based on who’s in what chair using facial recognition, keeping in mind – for instance – the stone massage Geoff enjoys on the average winter Wednesday evening. Clever, creepy, or perhaps a bit of both? You decide…
As for the remaining car, Mercedes has now exposed that it has a super-slippery pull coefficient of just zero. 20Cd. The EQS will be dubbed as the “first creation car in the world” to obtain such a figure, although simply by that, Merc seems to be mentioning volume production models plus ignoring limited-run stuff like the particular VW XL1.
The reveal remains a few weeks off, but we all do know that the car rests on a bespoke EV system, unlike the EQC , that is best thought of as a GLC with the internal combustion pieces ripped out. Power can come from a 100kWh battery pack offering a range of over 400 mls, and in terms of cost, we reckon each type will be a little pricier compared to equivalent S-Class , giving the starting point of £80, 500 – £90, 000.