Tesla removes games from cars after security clearance
It has been stated that this feature could be dangerous if the driver is distracted and that is why Tesla is pushing a software update.
Now the games will be disabled after a software update
Tesla has removed games from its cars after an investigation by the US NHTSA which has opened a safety investigation into 580,000 vehicles it has sold since 2017. The main issue here is the fact that Tesla has added games to the system. Main infotainment screen in the front which is next to the driver which is safety. The feature dubbed “Passenger Play” is seen as something that can distract pilots and is now disabled via a software update.
“NHTSA is continually evaluating how manufacturers identify and protect against the risks of distraction that may arise from defects, misuse, or intended use of convenience technologies, including infotainment displays,” the agency said.
Tesla has already been under the pump for its implementation of Autopilot which is technically an ADAS system but promoted as an Autonomous Autonomous System by Tesla founder Elon Musk. Recently, Tesla even added AMD RDNA 2 GPUs in the latest Model S edition, which would allow the infotainment display to run games that would typically be played on video game consoles like the PS5.
It has been stated that this feature could be dangerous if the driver is distracted and that is why Tesla is pushing a software update. That being said, Tesla now has dedicated engineering teams that have developed games and a video game platform for its cars, so the world’s most valuable automaker is likely to lobby against what it is doing. NHTSA.
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