As a kid, I watched a TV show called “Pimp My Ride.” The host took ordinary cars and gave them extravagant makeovers. Sometimes, the cars would even have gaming systems installed inside of them. A 12-year-old Ed wanted nothing more than to play video games while my mom drove, but sadly I didn’t know how to get her car on Pimp My Ride. Today, cars already have games pre-installed inside of them — what a time to be alive!
Tesla has launched an update that allows drivers to play video games while in motion. The software, which has been distributed to Tesla owners in the US and the UK, allows games to be played on the car’s primary touchscreen while it is moving. Drivers can play many games, including strategy games, arcade shooters, and even Solitaire. However, the games are only supposed to be played by passengers.
Prior to the upgrade, games could only be played when the car was parked. Now, the user can choose a game while in motion and will be prompted to confirm that they are not the driver. Obviously, drivers should not play games while driving, but they can do just that by telling the car they are a passenger. Many Tesla owners are worried about the new update, describing it as very risky.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the US said it is investigating the new feature and is in talks with Tesla. What do you think about Tesla’s new update? — is it a cool new feature or is it too risky for the road?
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