Tesla releases update that prevents cpu from overheating during fast charging – Photos and audio – News

Tesla releases update that prevents cpu from overheating during fast charging – Photos and audio – News


Tesla is rolling out an update that should prevent the cpu from overheating during or before fast charging. If that CPU overheats, the main infotainment screen may turn off. In any case, the update will be released in the United States for Teslas manufactured since 2021.

Some cars, including Teslas, can heat the battery for fast charging, making charging even faster. During fast charging itself, the battery also gets hot. Fast charging or preparing for fast charging can cause the CPU of some Tesla models to overheat, according to document from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

When that CPU overheats, it can slow down or ‘reboot’, according to the document. If this happens, the infotainment screen may not work for a while. Here, drivers can see, among other things, how fast they are driving, what driving conditions they have, they can switch to the windshield and see the image of the rear camera. If this screen is broken, the risk of an accident is greater, writes NHTSA.

So Tesla is expanding since May 3 update of ota which should improve CPU thermal management. Model S and X vehicles made since 2021 have a heat problem, as do the Model S and Y versions made this year. In America there are about 130,000 cars that need to be updated.

Car manufacturer he writes in December after seeing in a routine test that the CPU can sometimes freeze and have been investigating the problem ever since. Tesla says it knows of at least 59 vehicles that have demonstrated this problem in practice. As far as the company knows, there have been no crashes caused by overheated CPUs.

This is not the first time Tesla has had computer problems. More than a year ago The manufacturer also began to recall in the Netherlands to replace the 8GB and 64GB eMMC storage chips. Those 8GB chips wear out very quickly and can eventually cause the car to no longer charge.

Tesla Model Y