Tesla is recalling over 2 million vehicles due to a defective system in its Autopilot feature.

Tesla Recall:

The recall addresses issues with the system designed to ensure drivers' attention while using Autopilot.

Driver Monitoring System Defect:

The NHTSA conducted a two-year investigation, revealing inadequacies in Autopilot’s method of ensuring driver attentiveness.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Findings: 

The investigation found that the defective system could lead to foreseeable misuse of the Autopilot feature, contributing to accidents.

Foreseeable Misuse:

Tesla plans to address the issue through a software update that includes additional controls and alerts to reinforce driver responsibility.

Software Update Solution:

The recall covers almost all Tesla vehicles sold in the US since the introduction of Autopilot in late 2015.

Recall Scope:

The software update aims to remind drivers of their continuous driving responsibility, emphasizing the need for attention while using Autopilot.

Continuous Driving Responsibility:

Some affected vehicles have already received the software update, with the rest scheduled for the update at a later date.

Deployment of Software Update:

Safety advocates have long called for stronger regulation of the driver monitoring system, highlighting its limitations in detecting driver attentiveness.

Driver Monitoring System Criticisms:

Despite its name, Autopilot is a driver-assist system and cannot fully drive itself; independent tests have revealed flaws in the monitoring system, making it susceptible to misuse.

Autopilot's Limitations: