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Tesla recalls vehicles with fully self-driving software

It’s no secret that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) has been investigating Tesla and its advanced driver assistance systems for the past few years. Government agencies have been investigating fatal crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot system since 2021. Increased risk of crashes.

Tesla has officially issued a recall of vehicles with fully self-driving software affecting 362,758 EVs.The recall includes 2016-2023 Model S sedan, 2016-2023 Model X SUVs, 2017-2023 Model 3 sedan, and 2020-2023 Model Y SUVs. According to NHTSA filings, full self-driving could “allow vehicles to exceed speed limits and cross intersections in an illegal or unpredictable manner,” increasing the risk of accidents. .

As Reuters report, Tesla It said it disagreed with NHTSA’s findings, but agreed with the recall. Tesla claims it is not aware of any injuries or deaths related to the recall.

Outlets argue that the NHTSA move is a rare example of federal regulators intervening in new self-driving technology. Automakers and companies working on self-driving cars see real-world testing as an important aspect of their development, but while Tesla’s Autopilot system isn’t nearly as advanced as full self-driving, it has seen 16 accidents. is under investigation by NHTSA for Of the 16 accidents, 15 were injured and 1 died.

US Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal said the recall was “long overdue”, adding that “Tesla must finally stop exaggerating the actual capabilities of its vehicles.” rice field. ReutersTesla is recalling its own vehicles, but there’s no indication the automaker is renaming its software packages or changing how it sells features.

According to the recall notice, Tesla’s over-the-air software update “improves how the FSD Beta negotiates certain driving maneuvers under the circumstances described above.” NHTSA lists four specific areas where Tesla’s fully self-driving software could be dangerous to drivers. The four areas include: The amount of time a vehicle has been stationary at a stop sign at a particular intersection. Adjusts vehicle speed while driving through variable speed zones based on speed limits set by the driver or traffic sign recognition. Complete the lane change and exit the right turn only lane.

Tesla’s fully self-driving software is a Level 2 driver assistance system, which requires the driver to give full effort while the car is in motion. This is currently his $15,000 option on Tesla’s EV and a promise made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a step towards getting his fully self-driving Tesla on the road. Tesla has consistently missed deadlines set to launch fully self-driving cars.Additionally, Tesla lags behind traditional brands such as Mercedes-Benzbecame the first automaker to receive Level 3 approval for driver assistance systems in the United States.

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