Upgrading security exploration into Tesla cars

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On: Nov 2020

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that it was extending a investigation of nearly 159,000 Tesla cars including Model S and Model X vehicles which are upgrading it to an engineering evaluation as it is a major step that needed before it can desire to drive to recalls.

The auto security regulator had opened a preliminary analysis in June over the failures of touchscreens. NHTSA told that the failure can outcome in the loss of rear-camera picture display when in reverse and decreased rear-visibility when supporting and can affect defogging capability, and audible chimes in accordance to deriver assistance system Autopilot and meanwhile move signals. The leading automaker firm did not quickly respond to a request for comment.

The investigation now covers 2012 to 2018 model year Tesla cars such as Model S and Model X vehicles (2016-2018). The preliminary probe covered around 63,000 Tesla cars of Model S. Furthermore, NHTSA said that the losses does not impact vehicle-control systems. It said that the media control unit (MCU) utilizes Nvidia Corp Tegra 3 processor.

The flash devices have a moderate lifeline dependent on several programs or erase cycles. Some complaints told that losses could result in failure of charging capability and that other security alerts could be affected. One driver told that he could not clear fogged windows as he could not alter weather controls. Reportedly, NHTSA stated that it has observed nearly 12,523 claims as well as complaints related to the problem, which would affect nearly eight percent of the cars under investigation.

Tesla told that it has collected 2,399 complaints as well as field reports, around 7,777 warranty claims as well as almost 4,756 non-warranty claims about replacements. Many complaints showcased that Tesla needs owners to pay to avert the unit once its warranties end. NHTSA stated that the information indicated the failure rates more than 30 percent in particularly build months and accelerating the trends of failure after three to four years in service.