MBUX – a UI/UX role model?
All aspects of the interface, including the voice control, leverage AI to learn and adapt to individual users over time
The highlight of the new MBUX infotainment system is the presence of two large touchscreens—one serving as the instrument cluster and the other as the main infotainment/media display. The two screens can be controlled via buttons and small touch surfaces on the steering wheel. The system features a touchpad that replaces Daimler's previous COMAND (Cockpit Management and Data system) interface’s rotary controller. Using the touchpad, a driver can control the display of the multimedia system as one does in a smartphone. Multi-finger gestures can simply help shift or enlarge the content, with each input confirmed with haptic feedback. The touchpad also recognizes the user’s handwriting.