The US opened a formal safety investigation into Tesla vehicles sold since 2017 allowing drivers to play video games on a centre touch screen while the vehicle is moving. The probe, covers all four Tesla models, the S, X, Y and 3.
US auto safety regulators said Wednesday they have opened a formal safety investigation into 580,000 Tesla vehicles sold since 2017 over the automaker's decision to allow games to be played on the front center touchscreen.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said its preliminary evaluation covers various 2017-2022 model year Tesla Model 3, S, X, and Y vehicles. This functionality, referred to as “Passenger Play,” "may distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash," the agency said.