Mercedes will use a camera in the car that will not only identify people in the car but also see where they are sitting and what they are looking at,media reported. The company’s upcoming 2021 S-Class sedan will reach new levels of high-tech tracking and convenience. It is understood that the car is expected to be officially unveiled later in 2020, and it will be Mercedes-Benz to date launched the most luxurious, most sophisticated model.
In fact, the carmaker has promised to make the new S-Class special in part because of its highly intuitive use. Once upon a time, every function inside the car had to have a dedicated label button, but as modern cars became more complex, it was clearly impossible.
In contrast, the 2021 S-Class will feature Mercedes’ latest My MBUX infotainment system, with a large central touch screen. It’s going to be a way to interact with the car system — whether it’s adjusting the drivetrain settings, cockpit comfort or multimedia — but it’s not the only way. The car will have up to five screens, three of which will be at the back. The addition of voice-activated by Hey Mercedes makes these screens more useful.
The dashboard’s built-in face and eye tracking camera will be able to identify the driver’s line of sight. That way, My MBUX makes it easy to know what the driver is going to do, for example, you don’t have to choose which rear-view mirror to adjust before you change your angle, you just look at them and it automatically adjusts.
Mercedes executives revealed that this is part of a greater focus on availability, which existing S-Class owners have been asking for. One of the responses of carmakers has been to make multiple systems of cars work more harmoniously. Tracking cameras will also be used for driver monitoring.
When someone gets on the bus, the S-class car can identify them by their facial expressions, voice sesame or fingerprints. Biometric data will be stored locally and only in the vehicle itself, but each user will have a profile stored in the Mercedes cloud. From seat preferences to favorite destinations, these can be loaded immediately onto any car that is compatible with the system.
Mercedes eventually promised that the S-Class sedan would be able to predict user behavior and intervene in the event of a potential hazard.
Even the new head-up display will depend on the camera, which will support augmented reality images to change the virtual depth in the driver’s field of view. In this way, the 3D function can adjust itself to the person on the steering wheel even if it is not configured.