Tesla to stop games on infotainment screens in moving cars, NHTSA says

Electric powered carmaker Tesla Inc. will halt enabling movie games to be performed on its infotainment devices when its cars are relocating, the Countrywide Highway Targeted traffic Basic safety Administration said Thursday.

The security agency on Wednesday opened a official investigation into 580,000 Tesla vehicles bought considering the fact that 2017 above the automaker’s selection to make it possible for games to be performed on the front middle touchscreen.

The evaluation covers a variety of 2017-2022 Tesla Product 3, S, X and Y vehicles outfitted with the performance “Passenger Enjoy.”

Tesla has educated the NHTSA that a software program update will lock the “Passenger Enjoy” aspect and it will be unusable when the car or truck is in motion, a spokesperson for the agency said in a statement.

“The NHTSA continually assesses how suppliers discover and safeguard towards distraction dangers that might arise due to faults, misuse, or intended use of benefit systems, which includes infotainment screens,” the agency said.

Tesla did not right away react to a Reuters ask for for comment.