Mercedes-Benz fixes error that let drivers watch TV while in motion

Mercedes-Benz fixes error that let drivers watch TV while in motion


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Mercedes-Benz has fixed a server issue that made it possible to browse the internet and watch TV on the 56-inch “hyperscreen” in the new electric EQS and newer S-Class sedans. While the oversight is already resolved, the German automaker filed for a recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in “an abundance of caution.”

The company says in a document filed with the NHTSA (which was spotted by Consumer Reports’ Keith Barry) that, in November, it found an “incorrect configuration was available on Mercedes-Benz’s backend server and might have been installed on vehicles in the field.” Very few cars were affected (the EQS only just started hitting city streets here), around 227 by Mercedes-Benz’s count. The S-Class sedans…

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