Tesla discovered a bug in some of its self-driving cars and will disable this feature
electric car company Tesla discovered a bug in some of their self-driving vehicles. According to a review of nearly 54,000 cars, its renowned software Full Self-Driving (full self-management) does not come to a complete stop at stop signs.
Recall documents released Tuesday by US security regulators and ensure that Tesla will deactivate this function with a software update via the internet remotely and free of charge.. Additionally, owners will receive a notification email beginning in late March.
Despite this information, the company led by Elon Musk indicated that he is not aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths caused from this function.
In these vehicles that have the automatic driving function, the rolling stop (rolling braking) It allows crossing intersections with stop signs in all directions at a speed that reaches up to 9 kilometers per hour.
Thus, Tesla programmed its vehicles to break the law in most states, where police forces fine drivers who ignore these types of signs. The Governors Association for Highway Safety, which represents state highway safety agencies, said it is not aware of any states where rolling braking is legal.
After two meetings with officials from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla agreed to redress these observations. Thus, it finally decided on January 20 to deactivate this software and he acknowledged that it was likely to “increase the risk of a collision”.
The stipulated recall covers 2016 through 2022 Model S sedans and X vans, as well as 2017 through 2022 Model 3 sedans and 2020 through 2022 Model Y vans.
On the other hand, some select Tesla drivers are “beta testing” the software. Full Self-Driving on public roads. According to the company, drivers must not only not let cars drive themselves, but must be ready to intervene at all times.
By early this month, the company is expected to release a new version that disables rolling braking.