Tesla drivers are no longer allowed to play video games while driving



Tesla has disabled a function that lets drivers to play video games while driving.

The action comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said earlier this week that it was investigating why Tesla allows owners of its cars to play such games while driving.

Tesla Model 3 owners, according to The Verge, were able to play Sky Force Reloaded, Solitaire, and The Battle of Polytopia while driving. The vehicle also has a sketching pad and a music karaoke function.

“Following the opening of a preliminary evaluation of Tesla’s ‘Passenger Play,’ Tesla informed the agency that it is changing the functionality of this feature,” an NHTSA spokesperson said in a statement to Insider. “In a new software update, ‘Passenger Play’ will now be locked and unusable when the vehicle is in motion,” the agency added.

The change is being rolled out as a part of Tesla’s holiday update, according to Electrek, which covers electric vehicles and sustainable energy.