Tesla’s autopilot would cause cars to break the brakes for no reason on the highway

Tesla’s autopilot would cause cars to break the brakes for no reason on the highway


The National Road Safety Administration (NHTSA) holds Tesla accountable. After receiving 758 reports of unexpected brakes while the car was on Autopilot, a U.S. regulator asked the company to provide details by June 20, the report reports. Reuters.

In February last year, NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into the 416,000 2021-2022 Tesla Model 3s and Model Ys in the United States after receiving 354 complaints about them over the past nine months. The federal highway safety agency explained that the complainants had reported that “a sharp decrease could occur without warning, randomly and frequently during a single driving cycle”.

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The owners say they raised concerns with Tesla, which denied their allegations, saying the brake system was normal. The owner of the 2021 Tesla Model Y told NHTSA in October last year that while driving on the highway at a speed of 130 km / h, “the car applied heavy brakes and slowed down from 130 to 110 km / h in less than a second”. “The brakes were so strong that my head was moving forward and I almost lost control of the vehicle,” he was quoted as saying by Reuters.

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By August 2021, NHTSA had already opened a separate security investigation targeting Tesla’s Autopilot system on 765,000 US vehicles following a series of accidents involving Tesla structures and emergency vehicles. Preliminary evaluation is required before the regulator can make a request to restore the vehicle.