Thanks to its “zero-layer” design, Mercedes’ latest MBUX system eliminates the need to scroll through submenus or give voice commands as key applications are always accessible at the top of the screen. An AI system can also make suggestions based on the driver’s habits. For example, if someone routinely calls a particular friend at a certain time of the week, the system will ask if they want to call them on the same day of the week at a specific time. It can also make recommendations for cabin temperature and comfort settings if the user regularly uses massage functions and seat heating.
Up to 350 sensors monitor the electric sedan’s functions and surroundings by measuring distances, speeds and accelerations, lighting conditions, temperatures, and even the driver’s eyelid movements.
As you’d expect for an electric luxury sedan, the EQS is eerily quiet, but Mercedes offers three optional interior driving sounds when the 15-speaker Burmester surround sound system is equipped: Silver Waves, Vivid Flux, and Roaring Pulse. Mercedes describes the Silver Waves driving sound as “sensuous and clean”, while Vivid Flux is “crystalline, synthetic yet humanly warm.”