Around 362,000 Tesla versions of its Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y vehicles are being recalled in the US as a result of concerns that an accident could be caused by the self-driving software.
The vehicle can exceed speed limitations” because of the Full Self-Driving Beta software, according to a statement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday. Additionally, it is asserted that the cars “travel through intersections in an unlawful or unpredictable manner increases the risk of a crash.’
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Tesla stated there have been no injuries or fatalities related to the recall and will provide a free over-the-air (OTA) software upgrade.
A total of 362,758 of these premium vehicles, including Tesla models from 2016 and later, are being stopped. According to NHTSA documents, Tesla is doing the recall but disagrees with the agency’s assessment of the issue. In the upcoming weeks, an online software upgrade is anticipated to fix the issue.
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Vehicles could, for instance, proceed carelessly through an intersection when in a turn-only lane, enter a stop sign intersection before fully stopping, or proceed through an intersection while the traffic light is steady yellow.
The automaker could not immediately be reached for comment. However, the CEO, Elon Musk, responded to a tweet by saying: ‘The word ‘recall’ for an over-the-air software update is anachronistic and just flat wrong!’ while disputing the charges.
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For Tesla’s driver assistance technology, which is under increasing regulatory and public scrutiny, this is a new blow. Recent feedback indicates that CEO Elon Musk has consistently fallen short of his own goals to develop self-driving technology.
The recall occurs less than two weeks before the business’s investor day on March 1, when Elon Musk is anticipated to highlight the EV manufacturer’s use of AI technology and his aspirations to broaden its vehicle range.