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Self-driving cars are the subject of new safety concerns

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2023 | Car Accidents

Self-driving vehicles are becoming more commonplace, but this doesn’t mean that they’re without safety issues. Recently, Tesla issued a recall for some vehicles that have self-driving programs. The company is now under investigation by federal regulators.

Federal safety regulators say that the self-driving program in certain Tesla vehicles can cause crashes due to unsafe actions near intersections. This poses a risk for others on the road, especially if drivers aren’t paying attention to what’s going on around them.

Recall issued

Tesla notes that its vehicles aren’t fully autonomous, but the company is working on that technology. The company issued a recall on vehicles that have the Full Self-Driving Beta software and are issuing an over-the-air update for that software to address the problem. Vehicles that may contain the software include the following:

  • 2020 to 2023 Model Y
  • 2017 to 2023 Model 3
  • 2016 to2023 Model S
  • 2016 to 2023 Model X

The issue with Tesla isn’t the only one that’s plaguing vehicles with even partially autonomous features. These vehicles don’t have safety systems that can properly detect things at intersections, including motorcycles and other vehicles. This makes even driving straight through the intersection with the assistive program activated dangerous unless the driver is fully awake and able to make decisions regarding driving.

Anyone who has been involved in a car crash needs to ensure that they get medical care right away. Seeking compensation for medical costs and other expenses and damages helps to take the financial stress off of you as you recover. Having legal guidance can help you get the compensation you deserve and protect your rights.