May 28, 2024

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Tesla should recall nearly all cars sold in China for a software update  News

Tesla should recall nearly all cars sold in China for a software update News

Tesla had to recall nearly every car it sold in China for a software update. According to a statement issued by the Chinese regulator SAMR, the US manufacturer of electric vehicles, which has a large factory in Shanghai, has to repair about 1.1 million vehicles due to a problem with the vehicle’s gear systems.

The problem with Tesla models occurs when the driver takes their foot off the “accelerator” to slow down. When the driver does this, additional energy is often transferred to the car’s battery to charge it and the car may appear to slow down slightly. According to the Chinese regulator, this can increase the risk of collisions.

It concerns vehicles that were manufactured at Tesla’s Shanghai factory or imported into China between January 2019 and April this year. Tesla representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Bloomberg News.

Between 2014 and March of this year, Tesla sold nearly 1.13 million vehicles in China, according to data from the Chinese auto industry and Bloomberg Intelligence.

regenerative braking

Cars may not have to physically return to the garage. According to the news agency ‘Reuters’, the problem can be solved by updating the software. This brings back the ability to turn off “regenerative braking” – as the battery charges.

Some consumers in China welcomed the technology, as it allowed them to bring the car to a complete stop without using the brake pedal. Others complained that it could confuse drivers and increase the risk of mispressing the accelerator pedal.

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Fatal accident

Chinese police investigated a Model Y accident in November last year that killed a motorcyclist and a high school student and injured three people, which you can watch below.

look. Shocking images show how a Tesla accelerates out of nowhere, racing through the streets at breakneck speeds and pummeling cyclists and motorcyclists.

Then Tesla stated, based on the data it could read from the vehicle in question, that the driver had not attempted to brake at all. However, it was possible to press the gas pedal harder. It is not clear what the driver has. He himself was wounded, but survived.

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