Latest Mercedes EV features LG infotainment technology

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LG Electronics has announced that is latest premium in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system will be a central feature in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS EV sedan, which features a Pillar to Pillar (P2P) display built into the MBUX Hyperscreen, that stretches across the entire width of the dashboard.

First introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 2021, the MBUX Hyperscreen consists of three screens including LCD display; ICD (Instrument Cluster Display) and two OLED displays; and CID (Central Information Display) and CDD (Co-Driver Display) under a bonded glass cover to give the appearance of a single, continuous display. LG notes that the use of advanced plastic OLED (P-OLED) display technology enables the infotainment system in the vehicle to deliver clear, sharp images and text and slim bezels with no physical knobs, meaning occupants get an intuitive touch interface with refined haptics for a user experience (UX) with a minimal learning curve.

LG’s IVI system was specifically designed to meet the needs of Mercedes with the curved, panoramic form factor required by the ultra-sleek sedan. LG’s in-house Production Engineering Research Institute, tasked with providing in-house expertise for equipment and material components as well as advanced production techniques, developed the core technologies implemented in the display: curved glass forming, surface treatment and curved display bonding.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to work in close collaboration with a trusted partner such as Mercedes-Benz AG,” said Eun Seok-hyun, president of the LG Vehicle component Solutions Company. “Being named a valued supplier of automotive displays by Mercedes-Benz AG last year gives us immense pride in knowing that the partnership is showing great results.”

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