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Tesla will no longer allow passengers to play games in moving cars

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Tesla will no longer allow passengers to play games in moving cars

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla will no longer let users play video games on their cars’ built-in displays while driving.

It arrived in Friday’s V11 software update, comes on the heels of the NHTSA initiating an investigation into the gaming feature, which will include an assessment of over 500,000 vehicles. (The Verge confirmed)

The Verge also tested out the feature, called Passenger Play, earlier this month, it could play a few Tesla Arcade games while the car was moving. A warning popped up on the screen, saying only passengers are allowed to play while the car’s moving, along with a button asking to confirm that the player is a passenger.

Tesla says it’ll turn off its Passenger Play feature with an update.
 Image: The Verge

But nothing really stops a driver from pressing the button and playing a game while driving. There’s “no argument that can be made that [the feature] isn’t dangerous,”

The Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety

Reported by The New York Times

Tesla told the agency it would change the feature, the NHTSA said in an emailed statement. “The Vehicle Safety Act prohibits manufacturers from selling vehicles with defects posing unreasonable risks to safety, including technologies that distract drivers from driving safely,” the agency said in its statement.

Over the last year, the regulator has paid close attention to the manufacturer. It initiated an investigation into its autopilot feature. However, The latest version of Tesla’s Self Driving Software was rolled back on Sunday afternoon, less than a day after it was released.

Tesla enthusiasts and car fanatics would have wanted to play games like The Witcher and Cyberpunk in their latest Tesla vehicles, but unfortunately this won’t be happening. However, when it comes to safety, there must be no risks involved in it!

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