What’s the latest on the Tesla Model S?
More than 3,500 people have signed a petition calling on Tesla to recall the car after the automaker admitted it had a software glitch that allowed it to remotely lock the doors and disable the airbags.
The problem emerged when the car was being driven from its home in the UK to Australia on Thursday.
It has since been confirmed the car is in Australia.
Tesla confirmed to the BBC the glitch, which it described as “extremely rare”, had affected its Autopilot feature.
“This was a very rare case, and this was not a hardware or software issue,” the company said in a statement.
However, it said that the “most recent software update to the Autopilots software included a fix for this issue.”
The car’s Australian owner, Robert Wilson, said he did not think the problem would have occurred had he not disabled the Autoload feature.
“I’d have thought it was a software issue that was not going to happen, so I’d think it was not that big of a deal,” he told the ABC.
Wilson has asked the ABC to contact Tesla in his name and the company has agreed to respond to him. “
The next thing that’s going to get a lot of people’s attention is to have the car be recalled.”
Wilson has asked the ABC to contact Tesla in his name and the company has agreed to respond to him.
In a statement to the ABC, Tesla said it was “committed to ensuring the safety of all of our customers”.
The company said that, although the “fix” to the problem was only in the latest version of the Autoline software, it was still working on a software update that would prevent this happening again.
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