Another recall from Tesla has been announced in China. The most recent disclosure concerned seatbelt problems as well as software difficulties with a certain model’s battery management system. The Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle producer will recall the affected vehicles and fix the problems without charging any further fees.
Tesla recall in China: Over 80,000 Tesla cars have software and seatbelt issues
According to the Chinese market regulator, Tesla’s most recent recall involves more than 80,000 automobiles in China due to a problem with the software and seatbelts in its vehicles. The US electric car manufacturer will recall a total of 67,698 imported Model S and Model X vehicles built between September 25, 2013, and November 21, 2020, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation in China.
One of the problems is with the software of the car, which has an impact on the battery management system. The OEM will provide a free upgrade for these impacted vehicles. This software issue will be fixed by the upgrade. Additionally, the automaker will recall 10,127 of the electric car’s China-made model together with 2,736 imported Model 3 vehicles that were produced between January 12, 2019, and November 22, 2019, all because of problems with the seatbelts. These particular models will be recalled by the OEM so that the seatbelts can be properly tested.
The rise of domestic competition, including that from upstarts like Nio and Xpeng as well as BYD, which is funded by Warren Buffett, has made the Chinese EV industry more competitive. Tesla, which has a manufacturing facility in Shangai, China, has recently topped sales rankings for retailing a record number of vehicles built in China.
Tesla has, however, recently made a number of recall announcements. Their automobiles were only recalled for malfunctioning tail lights last week. Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, has been requested to establish an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in an East Asian nation by Yoon Suk-yeol, the president of South Korea.
Tesla may integrate Dolby Atmos in its electric cars
According to reports, Tesla is working to incorporate Dolby Atmos into its electric vehicles to provide greater surround sound. The surround sound technique known as Dolby Atmos was developed by Dolby Laboratories.
In accordance to the company, it is described as “expanding on existing surround sound systems by adding height channels, allowing sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects,” reports Electrek.
Although it has been present for ten years, it has recently started to appear in automobiles after first being integrated into movie theaters, then luxury home theaters, and finally, recently, into cars. Tesla published its annual holiday software update in December of the previous year, turning its electric cars into loudspeakers by utilizing in-car external speakers.
The feature adds some speech effects to whatever you say, and those would be played to your surroundings through the external speakers. In Tesla vehicles, the external speakers play back anything the driver says with a short delay, an echo, and bass-heavy distortion.