Tesla has issued a recall for around 360,000 vehicles in the United States due to issues with the driver assistance software. According to the company, the recall affects certain Model S, Model X, and Model Y vehicles that were built between 2013 and 2021. The recall comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) raised concerns about the Autopilot system’s ability to detect and respond to stationary objects.
Tesla’s Autopilot system has been a topic of controversy, with some critics arguing that it creates a false sense of security among drivers, leading to accidents. Tesla, on the other hand, has defended the system, claiming that it has led to a significant reduction in accidents.
The recall is expected to start on October 1, and Tesla will be providing free software updates to address the issue. The company stated that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue. However, the NHTSA has launched an investigation into the issue, and it remains to be seen whether the recall will affect Tesla’s reputation and sales.
The recall is yet another example of the challenges that come with developing and implementing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technology. As these systems become more widespread, there will be a greater need for rigorous testing and oversight to ensure that they are safe and reliable.