Nvidia takes command at Mercedes HMI

January 10, 2018 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Daimler has introduced an advanced multimedia system for its Mercedes Benz brand. The system stands out due to its unusually high use of processor power and graphic displays. It will be installed in the coming version of the A-Class Mercedes, Daimler’s compact model line.

With the new MBUX system (MBUX standing for Mercedes-Benz User Experience), Daimler follows to some extend competitor Audi who first brought configurable high-resolution graphic displays to the center console and the main instrument. MBUX however exceeds Audi’s possibilities by far. One thing both carmakers have in common is the extensive use of graphic chips from Nvidia.

MBUX follows an innovative approach in that the system has the ability to learn and adopt to its user’s habits. This capability is based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques – to our knowledge a world’s first in this domain.

The large and widely configurable graphic displays with all the functions of a virtual cockpit are eye-catching. Car buyers have a choice of three different screen configurations - two 7-inch displays, one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch displays or two 10.25-inch screens with resolutions of up to 1920 x 720 pixels at 200 dpi. These screens are complemented by a high-brightness (12,000 cd/m2) head-up display.

Users can enter their commands to the car either through capacitive touchscreens or voice control, powered by algorithms from the market-leading voice recognition software vendor Nuance.


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