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Self-driving software may cause crashes, Tesla ordered to recall over 300,000 cars

Last updated on February 18, 2023

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said today that Tesla will have to recall at least 362,000 vehicles because their Full Self-Driving Beta software may cause crashes.

NHTSA said the Tesla software allows a self-driving vehicle to “exceed speed limits or travel through intersections in a an unlawful or unpredictable manner increasing the risk of crash.”

Last year, Tesla recalled 54,000 U.S. vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta software the possibly allowed Tesla’s to roll through stop signs. These “rolling stops” posed a safety risk to pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists.

SEVERAL TESLA EMPLOYEES were fired earlier today after trying to unionize at a Tesla factory in New York.

The workers at the Buffalo plant received an email Wednesday evening updating them on a new policy that prohibits them from recording workplace meetings without all participants’ permission, the group said in a release Thursday. It said that such restrictions violate federal labor law and flouts New York’s one-party consent law to record conversations.

“We’re angry. This won’t slow us down. This won’t stop us,” Sara Costantino, a current Tesla employee and organizing committee member, said in a prepared statement. “They want us to be scared, but I think they just started a stampede. We can do this. But I believe we will do this.”

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