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Security risks at Tesla? German authority initiates proceedings against manufacturers

2021-01-24T15:07:35.246Z

Proceedings have been initiated against Elon Musk's company Tesla. There is a risk of potential security risks to the screens of older models.



Proceedings have been initiated against Elon Musk's company Tesla.

There is a risk of potential security risks to the screens of older models.

Berlin - Problems with the central

input screen in Tesla cars

have called the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) on the scene.

The authority for information of

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, a

case against the electric car manufacturer

introduced.

The KBA asked the US company

Elon Musks *

to provide the authority with information about possible safety risks of the touch-sensitive screen in the center console of various model series.

The US transportation authority NHTSA

asked

Tesla

to call it back in

mid-January because of these

safety risks

.

Around 158,000 of

Tesla's older * S and X models built

between 2012 and 2018

are affected

. Specifically, it is about storage space problems with certain computer chips, which can lead to

failure of the central touchscreen screen

, which is used to

operate

various vehicle functions.

The US authorities warned about impairments of the reversing camera or the driver assistance program.

Tesla: Computer chip issues could affect touchscreen displays

A KBA spokesman told

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: “The Federal Motor Transport Authority has been informed of the facts, it is in contact with the NHTSA and, in turn, has initiated the examination.

The result of the test is still pending. ”It remained unclear how many cars in Germany could be affected.

Inquiries from KBA and

Tesla *

initially went unanswered on Sunday.

(dpa)

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Source: merkur

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