Tesla recalls 2 million cars over Autopilot issues

Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. has initiated a recall of over 2 million vehicles owing to discovering defects in Autopilot Safety. The call from the electric car maker came after an examination by the top US auto-safety regulator pointed out that the car’s Autopilot-driver assistance system lacks sufficient safeguards against misuse.

Tesla recalled the vehicles with the intention of installing new safeguards to prevent any mishaps that might occur due to the issues in the Autopilot system. The Autopilot system in Tesla’s vehicles enables cars to steer, accelerate and brake automatically without human handling up to a certain extent.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a protracted defect investigation, the findings of which prompted this recall from the car brand. The NHTSA’s scrutiny will persist even after the installation from Tesla as they monitor the effectiveness of corrective measures.

The NHTSA has been looking into Musk’s car firm for nearly 2 years to determine whether Tesla owners pay attention when using the driver assistance system. The agency began an official probe into Tesla’s Autopilot after cases of several crashes which were caused by Tesla vehicles hitting stationary emergency vehicles.

In its recall report, Tesla said it would start deploying its over-the-air software, introducing enhanced controls and alerts by or shortly after December 12. Also, in its report, Tesla announced a few remedies it has planned to employ for issues in the autopilot system. The remedies include:

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