US probes potential of drivers playing video games in Teslas

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The US has opened a formal investigation into the potential for Tesla drivers to play video games on a center touch screen while the vehicle is in motion.

The action follows a complaint to the agency that Teslas equipped with “gameplay functionality” allow games to be played by the driver while the vehicles are moving.

In a document posted Wednesday on its website, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the feature, called “Passenger Play,” may distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash.

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