Monday, October 3, 2022

Tesla Disables Video Game Playing Feature during Driving

According to the Report Tesla disables video game feature during driving of the car or when the car is in motion. Tesla is responding rapidly to the NHTSA’s inquiry into in-dash gaming while driving. The Guardian has heard that Tesla will release an upgrade that will disable Passenger Play while driving.

Tesla promised the adjustment after discussing the situation with regulators, according to a representative for the regulator. There’s no word on when the update will be available, but it’s reasonable to assume you’ll have to park your car for future gaming sessions.

Despite the update, the official stated that the inquiry would continue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) underlined that the Vehicle Safety Act prohibits corporations from selling vehicles that pose major safety concerns, such as those caused by distracted driving. Between the model years 2017 and 2022, the probe covers approximately 580,000 Tesla EVs.

Tesla no longer has a public relations department and did not respond to requests for comment. The feature change, on the other hand, isn’t unexpected. If the NHTSA determines Tesla was irresponsible, inaction could exacerbate the repercussions. There’s also the issue of market competition. Mercedes-Benz recently addressed a bug that allowed for video playing in the middle of a drive; it wouldn’t look good if Tesla didn’t follow suit.

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