Tesla is under investigation for letting drivers play games
Tesla has been investigated for allowing people to play games while driving.
As The LA Times reports, the automaker is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration following a complaint filed with the agency that owners can play games while driving. vehicle is moving. According to the agency and a new document published on its website, the feature called “Passenger Play” could distract the driver and increase the risk of an accident.
In the same document, the agency’s Defects Investigation Office said that the Tesla feature had been present in vehicles since December 2020, but before then games could only be played when the car was on. parked. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigation “will assess the driver’s potential for distraction from Tesla ‘Passenger Play’ while the vehicle is being driven.”
A Tesla owner named Vince Patton filed the original complaint last month and tested the features himself. Patton found he could play a game called Sky Force Reloaded, as well as Solitaire. He also discovered that he could also browse the Internet while driving.
“NHTSA must prohibit live front-seat video and live interactive web browsing while the car is in motion,” Patton said in his complaint to the agency. “Creating a dangerous distraction for the driver is reckless negligence.”
Tesla’s Arcade mode lets owners choose from a collection of games including Cuphead, Stardew Valley, The Battle of Polytopia, Beach Buggy Racing 2, Cat Quest, Chess, and more. Owners can also play games with a controller as well as use the touchscreen.