Mercedes' TikTok car sounds a little terrifying

Mercedes E-Class interior design
(Image credit: Mercedes)

Like phones, cars have been getting smarter. Sat Nav, autonomous features and driver-assist controls can all make driving safer and less stressful. Some features already involved some overlap with phones, including map navigation and entertainment options, but Mercedes might just have taken things a bit too far. 

With Apple and Google edging into our vehicles through their CarPlay and Android Auto software, it's perhaps understandable that car manufacturers want to wrest back some control (and market share). But that seems to mean packing cars with tech that I'm really not sure we need, and now we won't be able to escape TikTok and Zoom even on the road (perhaps we'll soon even be able to edit images using the best photo apps).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.