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Sunday, February 19, 2023

Tesla Autopilots Still a Problem

Seems a fundamental are of their autopilot system.  No resulting injuries known. 

Tesla recalls 363,000 cars over self-driving software  in the BBC

Tesla is updating its self-driving software after US safety officials raised concerns that it could allow drivers to exceed speed limits or travel through intersections unsafely.

The recall affects nearly 363,000 vehicles in the US, according to filings with the US government.

Tesla said it was not aware of any injuries or deaths related to the issues.

US authorities have been investigating the firm's autopilot system.

Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) met with Tesla in January to raise concerns about the "full self-driving beta" software, according to the recall notice.

NHTSA said the system allowed behaviour that could "infringe" on local laws or customs such as driving through a yellow light, travelling straight through an intersection from a turn-only lane or not coming to full stop at a stop sign.

"FSD Beta software that allows a vehicle to exceed speed limits or travel through intersections in an unlawful or unpredictable manner increases the risk of a crash," it said. ... ' 

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