The new A-Class is the world's first vehicle featuring an intelligent integrated cockpit domain controller using a single silicon chip with multiple central processing units (CPUs), providing a truly digital user experience.
As the focal point of the A-Class's redesigned luxury interior, SmartCore™ powers the vehicle's instrument cluster and infotainment displays through a seamless and intuitive human-machine interface (HMI). SmartCore™ allows drivers to personalize their experience with a simple swipe of the touchscreen, the touch pad or remote controls on the steering wheel.
The SmartCore™ user experience is based on two digital displays while the domain controller facilitates seamless instrument cluster, vehicle controls, multimedia, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto features. The system also incorporates multiple display modes that are user selectable, offering high levels of customization of the overall look and feel of the intelligent system.
"The SmartCore™ cockpit domain controller will initially be launched in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and be followed by additional vehicle lines that will go into production in the near future," said
Depending on the model variant,
SmartCore's architecture, which is based on
The in-car infotainment embeds tuner, multimedia and connectivity options such as Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi, and hands-free phone applications. Supporting a remote user interface, SmartCore™ enables the operation of wireless CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, as well as Baidu Carlife for the Chinese market.
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