Tesla has agreed to make changes to its Passenger Play feature, which let people play games on the car’s touchscreen while it was moving. It comes after a study by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tesla
Tesla

The agency said it had been told by Tesla that a software update would stop the feature from working while the car was moving. Some people thought the feature was dangerous. Elon Musk’s company had to defend it. The New York Times said that Tesla had contacted the NHTSA on its own. Passenger Play will now be locked and can’t be used when the car is moving, the agency told the paper. In this case, Tesla has not made a formal statement about it.

This week, the NHTSA announced that it was starting an investigation into Passenger Play. They said that it could “distract the driver and raise the risk of a crash.”

As long as a person playing a game on the car’s touch screen said they were a passenger, there was nothing to stop them from using it as a driver.

tesla
tesla

Tesla has agreed to make changes to its Passenger Play feature, which let people play games on the car’s touchscreen while it was moving.

It comes after a study by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The agency said it had been told by Tesla that a software update would stop the feature from working while the car was moving. Some people thought the feature was dangerous. Elon Musk’s company had to defend it. The New York Times said that Tesla had contacted the NHTSA on its own.

Passenger Play will now be locked and can’t be used when the car is moving, the agency told the paper.

In this case, Tesla has not made a formal statement about it.

This week, the NHTSA announced that it was starting an investigation into Passenger Play. They said that it could “distract the driver and raise the risk of a crash.”

As long as a person playing a game on the car’s touch screen said they were a passenger, there was nothing to stop them from using it as a driver.