Mercedes-Benz is now recalling some of the EQS and S-Class models over a software glitch. That would let the motorists watch television while they are driving. Therefore, it would cars in the recall which are equipping with the MBUX infotainment system. Moreover, it is displayed on a huge touchscreen.
Mercedes-Benz EQS and S-Class Vehicles Affected
The campaign affects about 227 examples, the Assigned recall number is 21V-931. They affecting the EQS and the S-Class which was building between December 8, 2020, and October 13, 2021. There are safety implications were are substantial. Though it is small. In fact, Mercedes-Benz does note that the cars were including in the recall. It is equipping with software that is incorrectly configuring to let motorists access digital content.
This would include television streaming plus the owner’s manual while driving. In fact, this can only happen when the driver does have an active Mercedes-Benz Me account that is connecting to the infotainment system.
EQS, S-Class Vehicles and Driver Distraction
However, if you watch your favorite TV show while cruising is really one way to define “driver distraction” and it really can increase the risk of an accident. Though Mercedes-Benz did note there have been no reports of someone who is taking advantage of the glitch that passes the time on a cross-country trip. However, it does not add that it was not aware of crashes or injuries that are caused by the issue. Moreover, it did launch the recall campaign voluntarily.
The software on the service links the potentially affected cars in the United States. The Stuttgart-based says this firm. It has potentially affected cars in the United States. What this does mean is the glitch has been disabling. Though the owners of EQS and S-Class models will not exactly need to stop by a dealer for a software update.
Mercedes-Benz, however, is not the first carmaker to discover the risks of packing a growing number of tech features. Plus a growing number of ever-bigger screens into its cars. Although, earlier in 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) which are announcing that it is looking into reports that Tesla’s infotainment system does allow motorists to play video games. They include Solitaire. In fact, while they are supposing to be driving.