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NHTSA Issues Recall for Tesla FSD Beta and Autosteer

Tesla Must Limit Certain Behaviors of FSD Beta

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall for all Tesla vehicles equipped with the FSD Beta system. The recall is due to safety concerns and will be addressed by a software update. Tesla must inform all owners by April 15 about the recall.

The NHTSA investigation into the FSD system began last year and turned into an engineering analysis in June. This is just the first finding by the NHTSA, and more recalls are expected as the investigation and analysis continue.

Tesla will need to issue a software patch to limit certain behaviors of the FSD system to all Model S and Model X vehicles, all Model 3 cars made between 2017 and 2023, and all Model Y cars made from 2020 and equipped with the FSD Beta upgrade. In total, 362,758 electric cars require the software upgrade.

The recall is due to the FSD Beta system allowing the vehicle to act unsafe around intersections. NHTSA’s statement explained: “The FSD Beta system may allow the vehicle to act unsafe around intersections, such as traveling straight through an intersection while in a turn-only lane, entering a stop sign-controlled intersection without coming to a complete stop, or proceeding into an intersection during a steady yellow traffic signal without due caution.”

NHTSA also found the FSD’s response to changes in speed limits insufficient and the duration of stops too short. The yellow-light behavior and operating speed of the system are in need of adjusting, and the lane observation rules are vague and inconsistent.

The NHTSA statement reads: “Analysis and testing performed as part of NHTSA’s Engineering Analysis (EA22-002) revealed that in certain situations, Tesla’s Autosteer on City Streets (Full Self Driving (FSD) Beta), led to an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety based on insufficient adherence to traffic safety laws.”

Although Tesla may downplay this recall, the safety concerns surrounding the FSD system could open the floodgates for legal action against the company. The NHTSA’s ongoing investigation may also lead to more findings. Tesla must remember its responsibility to prioritize safety when pursuing automation in driving.

source : greencarreports.com

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