Tesla called falsification of cases of spontaneous acceleration of electric vehiclesJanuary 21, 2020
The company denies the presence of a critical defect
Tesla has published an official statement on cases of spontaneous acceleration of electric vehicles. The company denies the existence of a problem and considers numerous complaints from the owners to be falsified.
A few days earlier, the Defect Investigation Department at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began a petition test from 127 Tesla owners for “sudden and unintended acceleration” of cars. About half a million instances of Model S, Model X, and Model 3 of different years of production turned out to be malfunctioning. The complaint claims that the defect caused 110 accidents in which 52 people were injured.
On January 21, Tesla posted an official comment on the situation on the Web. The automaker claims that it studied the circumstances of all accidents and came to the conclusion that electric cars behaved as laid down in the system. The information about the failure complained of by the drivers is “completely false” and not true. In addition, it is known that the petition was signed, among other things, by a person who plays on the stock exchange with Tesla shares. Tesla was also reminded that all electric cars are equipped with sensors that monitor a possible security risk. They can also detect incorrect use of the accelerator. Moreover, if the driver presses the gas and brake pedals at the same time, the on-board computer will not allow the car to pick up speed and apply automatic braking.
The safety of Tesla electric cars has been criticized before. In particular, drivers complained about the work of the autopilot, which does not always make the right decisions. At least several serious cases are known when the electric car moved on autopilot and made a collision. One of the most striking examples – Model S, moving at a speed of 105 kilometers per hour, “did not notice” the fire engine and crashed into it.
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