Tesla Trucks, the all-electric trucks produced by Tesla, have been making headlines lately due to reports of breakdowns and being stranded on the side of the road. However, recent reports suggest that the cause of these incidents may not be related to mechanical issues but rather a software problem.
While there is no way to know the specifics of every reported Tesla truck breakdown, some recent coverage may have been based on assumptions. Tesla is known for being a secretive company that lacks transparency and does not have a media relations department. As a result, many reports rely on “sources familiar with the matter” rather than official information.
Images and videos of Tesla Semis appearing to be broken down on the side of the road or being transported on a trailer to be repaired have been circulating online. However, there has been little official information to confirm these claims. A Tesla truck on the side of the road or being moved on a trailer could be out of commission, but there are also other reasons one could be parked or transported in such a way.
According to recent reports from sources familiar with the situation, some of the Tesla truck breakdowns may have been caused by a software-related glitch rather than a mechanical issue. While the trucks were not actually broken down, drivers had to pull over to figure out why the screens were flickering and even shutting off temporarily. The touchscreen displays in Tesla trucks control nearly everything in the vehicle, so pulling over as a precaution makes sense.
A source with close ties to the Tesla truck programme in Modesto, California, revealed that drivers had to pull over since they were not sure what to do when the interior displays acted up. “They don’t know what to do. So they just pull over, and then they are towed,” the source said. In some cases, drivers could not carry out their jobs with the Tesla displays acting up, so the vehicles had to be towed to an unknown location in Lathrop, California, for inspection and repair.
This information also explains why some Tesla trucks have been spotted being towed. Drivers have admitted that the screens are not operating correctly, so they do not always have access to the electric truck’s speed, driving range, cameras, and other important features. The software-related glitch appears to be affecting the displays, which is causing the drivers to pull over and, in some cases, be towed for inspection and repair.
In conclusion, reports of stranded Tesla trucks may not be the result of a mechanical breakdown but rather a software issue that affects the truck’s display. While Tesla has not confirmed these reports, sources familiar with the situation have shed light on what could be causing the problem. As Tesla continues to innovate and develop new technologies, it is possible that software glitches and other issues may arise.