Tesla cars in South Korea will be checked for defectsJuly 30, 2020
Potential malfunctions in the autopilot of the Tesla Model 3 electric car and the country’s government’s suspicions were reported on Tuesday by the local Internet publication Chunan Ilbo.
According to available information, the Ministry of Lands, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea approached the country’s Institute of Automotive Technology two weeks ago to review the well-selling Tesla model for defects in the autonomous driving system, including brakes and cruise control, due to complaints car owners. Local mass media report that the checks will take up to 2 years.
If the suspicions are confirmed, Tesla will be forced to recall all sold cars and fix the defect. However, there is no information on the checks on the agency’s website yet.
In addition, the American automaker has come under suspicion and the local antitrust service, which will check for exaggeration of the capabilities of Model 3. Thus, the advertisement indicates that the autopilot system not only controls the direction of the car, but also its speed. However, according to the data obtained during the operation, Tesla’s autopilot system is closer to driver assistance technologies, rather than autonomous driving without driver assistance.
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