The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will have a giant touch screen with apps like Zoom and TikTok inside.
Mercedes-Benz has announced the next line of its popular 2024 E-Class , which brings as a great novelty a camera for selfies, TikTok and Zoom, on a very large screen.
The car will arrive in US dealerships later in 2023, and Mercedes has kicked off the campaign by revealing a next-generation digitized interior
From the equipment you can see a “super screen”, which occupies a central place in the entertainment dash, which has a vertical digital instrument cluster. Instead of floating above the trim, the various elements sit flush with the digital dash.
The driver can use the centrally located video camera to attend Zoom and Webex meetings. When the vehicle is stationary it will include video, but once it is running it will only play audio.
Likewise, it will have TikTok preloaded to be able to watch videos at leisure.
Unlike the center display and digital instrument cluster, the passenger display will not turn off once the car is in motion. The vehicle uses intelligent image filtering to prevent driver distraction. There are two layers of protection: the dual light control of the passenger display and a camera system that monitors the movement of the driver’s eyes. If the driver is arrested for peeking, the passenger’s screen brightness will be reduced.
The communications module is 5G-enabled, giving the new E-Class the fastest data speeds currently available.
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The feature we are most interested in is the on-board artificial intelligence that Mercedes says will ease the burden of day-to-day activities. Clients can set templates, which are preset for various occasions.
The layout of the dials and the color of the ambient lighting also change to suit the mood. In sport mode, for example, the digital instrument cluster displays a tachometer and the main color of the interior changes to red.
Mercedes-Benz cites cold days and date nights as an example. If the temperature drops, the climate control will automatically turn on and the interior will be bathed in a warm orange color. On date night, the car will play a playlist to set the mood, while the interior will be bathed in red.
The new E-Class will be one of the last gasoline-powered cars from Mercedes, as the brand turns fully electric by 2030.
Mercedes-Benz has yet to announce pricing for this new version, but prices for the 2023 E-Class start at around $56,000. The E-Class is Mercedes’ mid-level model, bigger than the entry-level A-Class and the more compact C-Class, but smaller and less expensive than the ultra-luxury S-Class.