Elon Musk’s Tesla and Mercedes seem to have opposing views when it comes to allowing gaming in moving cars.
In it is interesting to note that Mercedes thinks of it as a mistake and is recalling the vehicles. Tesla, on the other hand, hasn’t really made any such move.
Elon Musk Owned Tesla Allows In-Driving Gaming, Mercedes Doesn’t
The German automaker is correcting the issue in its vehicles. Furthermore, it is also making some changes to its internal computer server.
When we look at Tesla, it has not taken any action. So, it leads to questions rising up as to whether the safety standards laid down followed or not. Ideally, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) should apply auto safety standards equally.
“MB is following the regulatory rules as they are supposed to – in sharp contrast to what we’ve been seeing from Tesla,” said Philip Koopman, as per USA Today.
Philip Koopman is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He added, if NHTSA doesn’t take any action against Elon Musk’s company, it would simply mean – double standards.
Here’s What The Authorities Have To Say
A statement released by the NHTSA said, “Every motor vehicle manufacturer in the United States has the same responsibility to identify and immediately repair, for free, such safety defect in their vehicles.”
Moreover, NHTSA has also mentioned that it regularly communicates with automakers about such issues.
In addition to this, it also reviews consumer complaints and a “massive amount of data that companies are required to submit on a regular basis, looking for evidence of safety risks. If the data show that such a risk may exist, NHTSA will act immediately.”
In parallel lines, Elon Musk in Wall Street Journal Council Summit spoke about how he thinks of Tesla as a mature company.
Now, it would be interesting to see what’s store for Tesla in case of entertainment in moving cars.