Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to show off the brand’s next infotainment system next month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Dubbed “Mercedes-Benz User Experience” or MBUX for short, the new system actually not entirely unknown by the public. Stuttgart recently revealed photos of its upcoming A Class interior (above) that show off the new MBUX system a little early.
As noted from the A Class interior shots, the system is going to center around dual displays (standard 7″ units, optional 10.25″ units) that make up the gauge cluster and radio display collectively.
This layout is already being used on newer Mercedes-Benz products, but it is housing their older COMAND infotainment system. Despite the similar physical structure, the software behind it is supposedly all-new with MBUX.
So far Mercedes has not offered any further details on the system. What we can tell is that Mercedes is sticking to their guns by utilizing solely a touchpad to interface with the system; despite most brands transitioning to touchscreen displays by now.
MBUX will formally debut at CES on January 9th. Along with MBUX, Mercedes is slated to show off its autonomous vehicle technology at the tech show next month.