Over one million Teslas have been recalled because of defect

Anish Vij

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Over one million Teslas have been recalled because of defect

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Almost 1.1 million Teslas have been recalled in the US because of a defect.

Elon Musk's firm discovered the issue during a production test in August.

The 2017 to 2022 Model 3 sedans and 2020/2021 Model Y SUVs are among the cars being recalled.

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So what sort of futuristic gaffe is the electric car company dealing with here?

Well, it turns out that the windows can pinch a person’s fingers when being rolled up.

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Credit: Pexels

Tesla say that the automatic window reversal system could be incorrectly reacting if there is an obstruction.

If the windows aren't closing correctly, while trapping someone's hand in the process, then that's a violation of federal safety standards for power windows.

However, the company has ensured customers that an online software update will fix the problem.

Owners will be notified by letter starting from November 15. 

Tesla say it is not aware of any warranty claims or injuries due to the problem.

UNILAD have contacted Tesla for further comment.

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Elon Musk has also recently revealed that his new robot Tesla Optimus will arrive on September 30 - Tesla's AI Day.

The event will consist of the company's newest and most exciting products.

The robot itself is a 5ft 8ins, 125-pound humanoid robot whose face/screen will display information. 

Musk says the humanoid robot will be capable of dead-lifting 150 pounds (69kg), while being able to carry 45 pounds (21kg).

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Credit: Tesla

Apparently the bot will make use of Tesla's autopilot software and will be equipped with eight cameras to feed into the neural network, which is said to emulate functions of the human brain.

It uses the cameras to evaluate its surroundings by identifying objects, routes and images.

Despite concerns made by people who watch too many sci-fi films, Musk promised it's a non-dangerous robot capable of 'boring tasks'.

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Credit: Tesla

Speaking to British journalist John Micklethwait from a live link-up at the forum in Doha, Musk said: "I hope that we will have an interesting prototype to show people.

"We have a very talented team at Tesla that I'm working with closely to have a prototype humanoid robot ready by the end of September. 

"And I think we are tracking to that point."

Last year, the Tesla CEO, who has previously spoken about his fears over artificial intelligence getting out of hand, also said: "We're setting it such that it is at a mechanical level, at a physical level, that you can run away from it and most likely overpower it."

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Topics: News, Tesla, Elon Musk

Anish Vij
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