Two programs on one screen
Mercedes-Benz has integrated the new SPLITVIEW technology developed by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch into the innovative control and display system COMAND, which is centrally located in the dashboard console. Its generously dimensioned, 8-inch (approx. 20 mm) monitor shows a backlit active matrix color display (TFT-LCD). This shows two different images simultaneously by placing pixels adjacent to each other. A filter masking the display divides this mixed image in such a way that depending on the seating position, only the pixels making up one or the other image can be seen. As a result, the driver and front passenger can view different programs on the same screen at the same time.
The driver still has access to all the information from the control and display system COMAND on the display, while the front passenger uses the remote control to choose his own entertainment program with DVDs, TV channels or music videos. To avoid distracting the driver with his entertainment program, he also has the option of enjoying the program via headphones. As before, the driver is able to view all the information provided by the COMAND system on the display.
Mercedes-Benz is introducing the new SPLITVIEW technology in the S-Class
for the first time in summer 2009.