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Feds ask Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays

U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Office of Defects Investigation unit of the agency determined that the failure of the media control unit is a safety issue since functions like the backup camera and defogging and defrosting setting controls stop working as well as audible chimes, wh...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Nhtsa, MCU, Nvidia Tegra


Feds asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays

U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Office of Defects Investigation unit of the agency determined that the failure of the media control unit is a safety issue since functions like the backup camera and defogging and defrosting setting controls stop working as well as audible chimes, wh...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Recall, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nhtsa, MCU, Nvidia Tegra


NHTSA Upgrades Safety Probe Into 159,000 Tesla Vehicles

On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it would be upgrading a probe into almost 159,000 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles relating to touchscreen/memory issues that could result in a failure to comply with federal standards. U.S. regulatory mandates stipulate that modern vehicles be required to have rear-camera displays to […] The post NHTSA Upgrades Safety Probe Into 159,000 Tesla Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Repairs, Safety, Government, Tesla, Regulation, Recalls, Autos, Model S, Model X, Tesla Motors, Flash Memory, Nhtsa, MCU, News Blog


Tesla sues Trump administration to end tariffs on the ‘brain’ of its vehicles

Tesla is suing the Trump administration over tariffs on a computer chip and other parts it imports from China, joining an increasingly long list of similar lawsuits filed by hundreds of companies, including automakers Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. Tesla, which names U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in the lawsuit filed in the U.S. Court of International Trade, wants the court to declare the tariffs unlawful. Bloomberg was the first to report the lawsuit. Tesla is also seeking a re...
Tags: TC, China, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Automotive, United States, Autopilot, Trump, Shanghai China, Ford Mercedes Benz, FSD, MCU, U S Trade, Volvo Tesla, USTR


NHTSA launches probe into Tesla touchscreen failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of failing touchscreens on Tesla’s older Model S vehicles. The federal agency launched the probe after receiving 11 complaints from Tesla owners over a 13-month period alleging failures of the touchscreen in 2013 through 2015 Model S vehicles. The problem, which stems from a problematic flash memory device, renders the touchscreen black, including the loss of the rear camera image displ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, MCU, Nvidia Tegra


Tesla Investigated Over Touchscreen Failure Complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into Tesla’s Model S. Frequent complaints have arisen of the vehicle’s media control unit going on the fritz and knocking out the vehicle’s touchscreen. We’ve seen several outlets minimize the issue by suggesting gaps in Tesla’s Autopilot should be seen as more […] The post Tesla Investigated Over Touchscreen Failure Complaints appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Investigations, Autos, Model S, Touchscreen, Tesla Motors, Nhtsa, MCU, EMMC, News Blog, Modern Tech


Freedom EV: free/open replacement firmware for your electric vehicle -- including a Tesla

Freedom EV is a free/open software stack intended to replace the software in your electric vehicle, it's been tested on a Tesla Model X and should work on a Model S, if you can get root. Electric vehicles are very exciting but the same informatics and versatility that make them exciting also invite manufacturers to add all kinds of antifeatures (like batteries with plenty of charge remaining that refuse to power a vehicle because you've only paid for so much electricity; to say nothing of t...
Tags: Videos, Video, Floss, News, Youtube, Tesla, Intel, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Linux, Electric, Github, ARM, MCU, Freedomev, Got Root



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