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Do you know what his the favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. This is what Tesla is going to provide to its customers. The company launched an update that let drivers play Solitaire, Jetfighter game, Sky Force Reloaded and strategy title the Battle of Polytopia; Moonrise while on the road.
The touchscreen is said to display a warning alarm before a game of Solitaire starts. Solitaire is a game for everyone, but playing while the car is in motion is only for commuters, the message reads. That shows Tesla knows the game is playable while the car’s moving.
While playing a game the players have to acknowledge that they are a passenger, but the driver can tap that button and play the game. Even if a passenger is playing something, it is possible that a driver will divert their attention to the screen to see what is happening anyway.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 3,142 people died in crashes involving distracted drivers in the US in 2019. Researchers at the University of Utah found that, when drivers used voice-based and touchscreen systems, they took their hands, eyes, and mind off the road for more than 24 seconds to complete the task.
Drivers are supposed to keep their hands on the steering wheel when Tesla’s Autopilot is engaged, but a recent study suggested drivers become less attentive when the mode is active. In August, NHTSA said it was investigating Autopilot following a number of crashes with parked first responder vehicles, resulting in one death and 17 injuries.