In Germany, Tesla is investigating flawed touch screens

In Germany, Tesla is investigating flawed touch screens
About two weeks ago we reported a news about the investigation opened by the NHTSA, the US body that deals with road safety, regarding the malfunction of the computer systems of some Tesla, which directly affects the driveability and safety of the 'car.

The defect affects more than 150,000 Tesla Model S and Model X units, and has also been taken up by the corresponding German authority, KBA, which has opened a further European investigation into defects in the touchscreen and computer system present on these Tesla. The investigation was opened following the formal request from the NHTSA, and at the moment the German body is doing the necessary checks and has not yet expressed its opinion on the matter.

As you may recall, the defect concerns the NAND memories combined with the Nvidia Tegra chips that Tesla used on the Model S produced between 2012 and 2018, and on the Model X produced between 2016 and 2018; after years of use these memories tend to degrade, and in doing so they create malfunctions in the car's infotainment system, from which very important functions for driving safety, such as ADAS systems, direction indicators and danger sounds, are regulated. Even if it is not a defect that affects the safety of the vehicle, a Tesla without infotainment reduces its functions to the minimum necessary to drive it, since all the classic functions of any car are adjusted via the touch screen, such as the heating.

It is easy to understand how this diatribe should be resolved as quickly as possible, first of all for those 150,000 Tesla customers who drive a potentially dangerous car, and then for all road users. After the difficulties associated with the construction of the new Tesla factory in Berlin, Germany is reconfirmed as a difficult nation for Elon Musk's cars.

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