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Tesla Scrutinized for Allowing Video Games to Be Played While Its Cars Are Moving

  • Software allows drivers to play video games behind the wheel
  • NHTSA says it’s discussing the video game feature with Tesla
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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday it is reviewing a recent software update by Tesla Inc. that allows drivers to play video games on a dashboard screen while the vehicle is moving.

“We are aware of driver concerns and are discussing the feature with the manufacturer,” the agency said in a statement. “The Vehicle Safety Act prohibits manufacturers from selling vehicles with design defects posing unreasonable risks to safety.”