The new AMG EQS serves as a proof point as Mercedes-AMG embarks on the all-electric future of Driving Performance. The first battery-electric AMG production model is based on the Mercedes EQ architecture for luxury and executive-class vehicles, fitting seamlessly into the overall electric strategy. Let’s face it, everything about this vehicle is exciting, but it is the Hyperscreen that is simply mind-blowing when it comes to the technology integrated into this newest feature.
This full-dash panel houses a pair of 12.3-inch displays, one in front of the driver and another adaptive assistant touchscreen unit is positioned in front of the passenger, along with a massive 17.7-inch central touchscreen all behind a single glass panel. Beyond just the wow factor of the aesthetic high-tech look, the artificial intelligence (AI) software adapts completely to its user and can make personalized suggestions for entertainment, comfort and vehicle functions. Unique to the Hyperscreen, users do not have to scroll through submenus or give voice commands, which provides a safer drive with these numerous operating steps being taken away from the EQS driver.
Mercedes EQS is the epitome of 5G edge computing on wheels. Its processing and ability to predict is just the start of artificial intelligence in the automotive sector. While it is still too early to calculate the amount of compute these cars will draw upon with sub 5ms latency, expect to see a massive rise in last mile edge compute to support the use in big cities. And while edge and hub compute have long been known to not be mutually exclusive, there is the need to watch where fiber is getting pulled to support all these instant response micro data centers. The use of data has just begun; first in 2007 with the smartphone and now 15 years later with low latency mobile compute.