Tesla Recalls Highlight the Risk of Self-Driving Vehicles
While Tesla is relatively new to the car game, it’s seen its share of recalls. In fact, Barron’s reports that Tesla has already recalled nearly 1.5 million vehicles in 2022, which is about four times more cars than the company delivered in the United States in 2021. If nothing else, the numbers are concerning and may point to trouble with the concept of self-driving vehicles, which Tesla has been pushing (to considerable fanfare). If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in any kind of car accident, don’t put off discussing your claim with an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney.
Tesla’s Self-Driving Software
One of Tesla’s most recent recalls may be one of the most relevant in terms of self-driving technology. In February 2022, Tesla recalled 53,822 electric cars based on the installation of faulty self-driving software that allowed the vehicles to make rolling stops at stop signs. Stop signs require that every vehicle comes to a complete stop for safety, and this glitch was deemed potentially fatal, although there are no related crashes reported. Additional recent Tesla recalls include:
- Flaws in essential features for self-driving
- Electrical system failures
- Failures in preventing backover accidents
- Failures in relation to airbag deployment and inflation
The future of self-driving cars remains to be seen.
Speak to an Experienced Beverly Hills Car Accident Attorney Today
The practiced Beverly Hills car accident attorneys at Jalilvand Law understand that car accidents are dangerous enough when there is a fully engaged driver involved and that accidents involving self-driving vehicles are likely to take things to the next level. If you’ve been injured in any kind of car accident, just compensation is likely critical to your recovery, so please don’t wait to contact or call us at 310.478.5800 for more information today.