will also become more common as a result. That’s what Mercedes-Benz is working on right now. The automaker recently announced that they’ll release a new update for its luxury sedan that’s packed with features.
, Mercedes-Benz EQS passengers will get access to video games. This includes classics like Tetris, Sudoku, Pairs, and Shuffle Pack. The update is rolling out in Europe first.
You’ll be able to play these games through the front passenger screen. On top of the games, Mercedes-Benz also said that the screen will offer navigation, audio, and comfort settings.
Passengers will also have the option to pair Bluetooth headphones with their screens to listen to their own music. The update also includes digital light animations when opening or closing the doors and a "Roaring Pulse" sound experience.
or subscription-based car technology is starting to catch on for things like autonomous driving and software features. The Mercedes-Benz update will cost about $150 based on the European prices, but vehicle owners will have complimentary access for one year.
This can be a great way to test it out before you commit to the update. The U.S. prices aren’t released yet, but you can expect it to cost around $100.
Mercedes-Benz hasn’t specified when North American customers will see the update, but a spokesperson said that additional features are coming, according to CNET.
, it has a sleek design, and a "Hyperscreen," that looks like one giant infotainment screen.
The centerpiece is a 17.7-inch display that can show a massive map with several small buttons for the functions that you use most commonly.
The interior is comfortable and fancy, though there’s not a lot of storage. Both the EQS variants are built for speed. The EQS450 Plus produces 329 horsepower and offers acceleration from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The EQS580 delivers a whopping 516 horsepower and 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds.
Since the electric sedan is already a luxury offering, prospective buyers might not mind the additional fee to access full software updates and features.
If you’re keeping your eyes on the Mercedes-Benz EQS or are in the market for another new car,
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