Tesla found out how to solve the problem of fire Model S and Model X
At the end of April 2019 there was another case of a vehicle fire Tesla - however, this time the car suddenly caught fire in a parking lot in Hong Kong, and the driver was not inside. It took the company two weeks to investigate the cause of the problem and find a solution. Recall thousands of cars no one is going: Elon Musk went the other way.
According to the official statement of the Tesla, the company will release a special software update after the incident with the car fire hazards in the shopping center parking lot. Engineers recognize that fault served failure setting and battery temperature control. Nevertheless, the problem can be solved by the usual software update that will prevent such incidents in the future and extend the battery life.
At the same time, the Model S, which caught fire, was affected only a few battery packs, and most of the battery pack was not damaged. The company noted that the batteries are designed so that if "in a rare case," there was a fire, it will slowly spread and dissipate heat from the cabin. The idea is to give passengers the time to exit the vehicle. The Tesla is also once again reminded that electric cars are much less likely to fire than cars with petrol or diesel engines, and the above-mentioned case was "unpleasant incident".
This is not the first time that a Tesla battery pack becomes the cause of fire. A year ago, Tesla Model X driver involved in an accident in Mountain View: Due to the severe damage the battery caught fire, and were unable to save the victim. incident witnesses reported seeing a ball of fire at the crash site. In September of electric cars Tesla Model 3 proven to be safe in the spectacular crash tests but, as we know no limit to perfection.
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