Tesla is "recalling" over 350,000 vehicles because onboard self-driving software could lead to crashes
· Feb 17, 2023 · NottheBee.com

If you own a Tesla, you should probably be very much aware of this:

Tesla is recalling about 363,000 cars equipped with the beta version of its Full Self-Driving technology due to a crash risk, the federal government announced on Thursday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the software enables the vehicle to "exceed speed limits or travel through intersections in an unlawful or unpredictable manner [which] increases the risk of a crash."

"Exceed speed limits" is not great, but not catastrophic. "Travel through intersections in an unlawful or unpredictable manner," on the other hand, feels a bit, y'know, dangerous.

It's worth noting that the term "recall" here may be a little bit inapt:

Tesla responded that it would release a free software update. The company added that it was not aware of any injuries or deaths related to the recall.

Musk took to Twitter to deny that what Tesla was doing amounted to a recall.

"The word ‘recall' for an over-the-air software update is anachronistic and just flat wrong!" Musk tweeted.

Well, whatever you want to call it, please get the problem fixed pronto!


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