The US has opened an investigation into Tesla for allowing people to play games while driving.
As reported by LA Times, the car company is being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration following a complaint to the agency that owners can play games while the vehicle is moving. According to the agency and a new document posted to its website, the feature called “Passenger Play” could distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash.
In the same document, the agency’s Office of Defects Investigation said that the Tesla feature has been present in the vehicles since December 2020, but before that date games could only be played while the car was in park. The investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will “evaluate the driver distraction potential of Tesla ‘Passenger Play’ while the vehicle is being driven.”