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The best electric car in the world is being recalled

The new Mercedes-Benz EQS has been available on the market for a few months now. The German model is one of the best electric cars in the world – and yet a major recall campaign is now starting. We have the details of the case.

Up to 770 kilometers range thanks to one of the largest batteries that an electric car can carry, 523 hp and a so-called hyper screen, which extends over the entire valve. The Mercedes-Benz EQS is not only a Stromer with future technology, but also makes the German automotive industry appear in new splendor. Nevertheless, a warning call is now coming from the USA, which has resulted in a recall of the model. But how can this be with such a new device?


Logically, there can only be one reason for this: security risks. And this is also the case with the EQS. The cause here is not faulty technology in the narrower sense, which are responsible for the driving ability of the car. Rather, the Mercedes-Benz EQS distracts with its modern multimedia offering in the car itself. Because you can play videos and the like on the hyperscreen of the dashboard. This is a nice way to employ passengers, for example. For the driver and passenger, however, this can be life-threatening – especially if playback is possible at any time, including while driving.

The automatism that has appeared in some models of the Mercedes-Benz EQS was not originally planned. As The magazine Engadget reports, the misconduct of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) – i.e. the US safety authority – has been noticed. Accordingly, 227 models of the EQS are affected by the error, which, however, has crept into the car only after an update

According to the NTSA, drivers and passengers can also play videos or surf the Internet while driving. Originally, the function should only be activated when the car is stationary – i.e. not driving. Since this represents an enormous safety risk and causes too much distraction, the affected models of the Mercedes-Benz EQS must now be returned. Accidents due to this are not yet known.


Not only Mercedes-Benz is affected by such a safety risk. Tesla also recently became involved in a similar case. In one of the electric cars, it was possible to play games on the display embedded in the dashboard while driving. So far, Tesla only displays the corresponding warning on the hyper screen that games may not be played while driving.

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