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Mercedes-Benz Computer Fix Disables In-Dash TV, Web Viewing

  • The move comes after Tesla was chided over in-car video games
  • Mercedes said a computer server update will fix the issue
Interior of a Mercedes-Benz AG EQS

Interior of a Mercedes-Benz AG EQS

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC has repaired a computer system that unintentionally permitted in-dash television and internet displays to function while a vehicle is being driven, potentially distracting the driver. 

The repair comes after U.S. regulators raised concerns about a recent software update by Tesla Inc. that allows drivers to play video games on a dashboard screen while the vehicle is moving.