Tesla's Connected Car Consequences
Sept. 25, 2020—On Wednesday, some Tesla owners were not able to get into their cars due to a network outage. Network outages are not unusual across internet-connected devices, but it was a rarity for Tesla, reports the Washington Post.
Many Tesla drivers access their car's features via Tesla's app, but when the network went down, users reported a variety of issues from not being able to open their car door to being unable to call for roadside assistance.
With the rise of electric vehicles and technology-based access points, this issue could become a common one across automakers as everyone is at the mercy of the internet.