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Tesla recalling self-driving cars that roll through stop signs

Tesla is recalling all 53,822 of its electrical cars with a “full self-driving” function after it was decided the autos have been programmed to roll through stop signs. 

All Tesla Model S, X, Y and three with the beta model of the self-driving software program will all be recalled because the expertise has proved to be inconsistent. 

“It drove like a 9-year-old who had only driven in [Grand Theft Auto] before, and got behind the wheel,” John Bernal, who owns a Tesla Model 3, instructed CNN of when he first received full self-driving early this yr. “Now I feel like I’m driving with my grandma. Sometimes it might make a mistake, like, ‘No, Grandma. That’s a one-way, sorry.’”

The expertise has allowed cars to roll through stop signs since its launch in October 2020. The function solely activated when the roads getting into an all-stop intersection had a velocity restrict of not more than 30 mph.

“If all the above conditions are met, only then will the vehicle travel through the all-way-stop intersection at a speed from 0.1 mph up to 5.6 mph without first coming to a complete stop,” the recall doc states.

Tesla disabled the operate after conferences with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this month. 

“The Vehicle Safety Act prohibits manufacturers from selling vehicles with defects posing unreasonable risks to safety, including intentional design choices that are unsafe. If the information shows that a safety risk may exist, NHTSA will act immediately,” the company stated in a press release.

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