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Tesla to recall nearly all vehicles sold in the US over autopilot risk

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Tesla to recall nearly all vehicles sold in the US over autopilot risk

Hespress ENWednesday 13 December 2023 – 22:26

Tesla has initiated a recall of nearly all vehicles sold in the U.S., over two million, due to a risk linked to its autopilot software, the US traffic safety regulator said Wednesday.

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has spoken bullishly over the years of the potential for autos to reach full autonomy, but the company’s official guidelines say drivers must remain at the wheel while using Autopilot.

After a two-year probe, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that Autopilot “can provide inadequate driver engagement and usage controls that can lead to foreseeable misuse of the system.”

Tesla says Autopilot should be used by “a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel, according to its website.

But the program’s name has been criticized as misleading, and widely-seen social media posts have featured joy rides by users flouting the official guidelines.

During the recall, the company will install additional alerts to encourage drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel and pay attention to the road.

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