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Tesla has issued a recall for more than 2 million vehicles in the U.S. to address critical software deficiencies in its Autopilot system. The recall comes after a two-year investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) into a series of accidents, some fatal, involving Tesla’s partially automated driving system.

The Recall Details

Concerns Raised by Safety Experts

While the recall is viewed positively, safety experts express reservations, asserting that it still places responsibility on the driver without addressing the core issue of Tesla’s automated systems struggling to detect and respond to obstacles.

Affected Models and Update Deployment

Market Response and Criticisms

Changes Introduced by the Update

Tesla’s Perspective

Tesla, while agreeing to the recall, doesn’t fully concur with NHTSA’s analysis. The company implemented the recall on Dec. 5 to resolve the investigation.

Safety Advocates’ Persistent Demands

Ongoing Investigations and NHTSA’s Stance

As Tesla grapples with Autopilot-related safety concerns, the recall aims to address immediate issues, but questions linger about the long-term efficacy of the proposed solutions and the broader role of automated systems on the road.

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