Tesla Updates Model S / Model X Software After Battery FiresMay 16, 2019
According to the official press release, the American company Tesla has released another update for the Model S sedan and the Model X crossover. The “tweaked” software is intended mainly for batteries – the latter have already caused fires.
Engineers from the American automaker Tesla are exploring the latest fires related to the Model S sedan. After the analysis, a software update was released that contains the revised charge and temperature control settings for the battery. Fires due to batteries in the above vehicles were recorded in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
It is reported that, starting from May 15, cars will receive a new software update, which is called “by air”. Here is the official text of the company’s press release on this issue: “As we continue our research into the root causes of fires, because of precaution, we are reviewing the charge settings and temperature management of batteries on the Model S and Model X with the help of a software update over the wireless network which will start today to help further protect the battery and extend its life. ”
The causes of the two fires of the Model S sedans are being investigated. In one case, only a few battery modules (not the entire battery) caught fire about 30 minutes after the car was parked in the mall.
“Our team was in place to provide support to our clients and establish the facts of the incident. We are glad that everything is safe. Although our investigation with the authorities continues, we found that only a few battery modules were damaged and the battery itself was not damaged. ”
“Our batteries are designed with the latest technology, so in very rare cases there is a fire, it spreads very slowly and removes heat from the passenger compartment, warning passengers of problems and giving them enough time to get out of the car. The safety of our customers is our top priority, and if we identify a problem, we will do everything necessary to solve it, ”said a representative of Tesla.
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