Playing Video Games While Driving?

Hey everyone,

Just came across this article about Tesla’s new feature that allows drivers or passengers to play video games in their vehicle. Because of the prevalence of accidents caused by inattentive drivers, having video games in a vehicle accessible to the driver has raised concerns about the possibility that people may be injured or even killed as a result of distracted driving. The article states that the US’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rules that require that in vehicle safety devices not be accessible to drivers while they are operating the vehicle, but the Tesla games simply require the user to press a button to confirm they are not a driver, but there is no mechanism for actually verifying this. It will be interesting to see if regulatory bodies step in to prevent Tesla from including video games in their vehicles, or if this is something we see more of as self-driving cars become more common.