Tesla at the center of another controversy as it allows drivers to play video games while the car is moving
Tesla is no stranger to controversies. From recalling over 11,000 cars due to a faulty software update to the recent investigation by the SEC, the company is always at the center of media attention. This time, the subject of controversy is that Tesla now allows drivers to play video games on their cars’ center touch screens, even if they are driving. According to The New York Times, the feature, which was enabled by a software update last summer, lifted the requirement that cars had to be stationary for riders to play games on the built-in screen.
Now to play games like Sky Force Reloaded on your Tesla EV, all you need to do is to tap “I AM A PASSENGER” when the notification appears. Essentially, a driver can lie and keep playing video games during driving. Many people are concerned with this development and have started filing complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Talking to Reuters, a spokesperson for the NHTSA explained, “We are aware of driver concerns and are discussing the feature with the manufacturer.”