(Pocket-lint) - Tesla volition nonstop retired an over-the-air update that volition halt passengers having the quality to play video games portion its cars are successful motion.
The feature, called Passenger Play, volition beryllium disabled and locked with the update erstwhile Tesla cars are moving, and it appears to travel pursuing unit from US car information regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The NHTSA is reported to person discussed concerns astir the information of the strategy that allowed immoderate video games to beryllium played portion Tesla cars were driving, with the electrical car manufacturer. A ceremonial probe is reported to person been opened by the regulators and volition proceed contempt the update locking the diagnostic successful question.
According to the Guardian, the NHTSA often discusses infotainment screens and systems with each automakers. A connection from the regulator said: "The Vehicle Safety Act prohibits manufacturers from selling vehicles with defects posing unreasonable risks to safety, including technologies that distract drivers from driving safely."
It's said the NHTSA looks astatine however car manufacturers safeguard against distraction hazards of the screens and different exertion wrong vehicles, which the probe volition see erstwhile looking astatine Tesla's screens.
The Guardian claims the probe volition impact much than fractional a cardinal Tesla models, including S, X, Y and 3 models from 2017 to 2022.
Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 24 December 2021.