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?! @marado is right, this is DRM hell and we need to teach consumers to understand the traps they are falling into.

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