Mercedes-Benz is preparing a real revolution in the infotainment system, which it is ready to take to a whole new level.
The German manufacturer has recently filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Office patenting the future controller of the multimedia system that will equip its models, which will be in the form of a crystal sphere that will levitate above the center console!
Mercedes-Benz is working on a floating sphere
In recent years, major manufacturers in the automotive industry are competing in the development of new and more interesting technologies, such as voice commands, touch controls and, more recently, holograms designed on the surfaces of the passenger compartment. which have taken and will take the place of the classic physical buttons, respectively.
But what Mercedes wants to do belongs to science fiction. The Stuttgart-based manufacturer is currently working on a super-advanced technology that aims to equip its future models with a controller in the form of a crystal ball “mounted” above the center console, which will levitate in a magnetic field and help users to navigate to the car’s function menu.
The German builder ‘s plan was revealed by the Carbuzz.com, which came into possession of sketches and images and the description that was attached to the Mercedes patent. The documents submitted by the Germans state that it is “a device for controlling the functions of the machine which the user can actively operate and which is designed as a ball levitating in a controlled magnetic field”.
The floating sphere could be controlled by means of a main sensor capable of detecting the user’s hand movement by means of other light, motion, proximity sensors and a gyroscope sensor.
The ones from Mercedes-Benz are the ones who introduced, for the first time on the EQS electric sedan, the 141 cm MBUX Hyperscreen curved screen system, which has no less than 56 inches. The new S-Klass limousine has also received a head-up display whose functions are controlled by artificial intelligence and which is capable of displaying a virtual image 10 meters in front of the car on which all information is projected, including navigation. .
Source: Promotor by www.promotor.ro.
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