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Does Tesla Model S Software Pose A Safety Issue?

cartechboy (2660665) writes | about 7 months ago

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cartechboy (2660665) writes "Does Tesla Model S Software Pose A Safety Issue?

Two days ago, I posted about one guy's experience with his Tesla Model S not braking properly, which led him to question the car's pedal placement. Now he's conducted more tests, leaving the question open of whether the Model S has a software problem. When he accidentally hit the brake and the gas at the same time, the Model S didn't slow down. Now he's discovered that if he hits the gas, then the brake pedal too, the car slows down as he expected. BUT, reverse the order--hit the brake, then the gas while still braking--and the Model S actually surges forward, accelerating against its brakes. In theory, hitting both pedals at the same time should cause the brakes to override the accelerator--no matter what order the pedals are pressed. Has this driver uncovered a software flaw? It seems plausible. And that, my friends, seems like a safety concern--albeit one that could easily be fixed with one of Tesla's over-the-air software updates. But it would be a much easier fix than the current mess GM is dealing with, that's for sure."

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