Tesla Reverses on Video Games for Drivers

Tesla's rollout of video games that can be played by drivers on the center consoles of the automakers cars has quickly turned into a recall.

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December 28, 2021, 6:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Tesla will discontinue allowing drivers to play the video games  the automaker recently made available for digital screens in the center console of most Tesla vehicles.

The Associated Press broke the news of Tesla's retreat from its short-lived video game experiment. Planetizen shared news of the automakers new video game options on December 24.

The video games were just the latest traffic safety controversy sparked by Tesla's engineering choices. The Los Angeles Editorial Board earlier this month called out the company for pushing ahead with self-driving technology outside of the regulatory structure of the federal government. The NHTSA had already opened an investigation into the company's autopilot feature in August.

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