In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more

This is disgusting. I’ve been talking about this for a while now. First Toyota, then Mercedes with their subscription -based seat warmers, now Mercedes again with an “Acceleration” add-on subscription?! 🤦‍♂️ Who the hell do we have to sue to stop this madness?! is right, this is DRM hell and we need to teach consumers to understand the traps they are falling into.

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