Tesla's Connected Car Consequences

Sept. 25, 2020

Tesla network outage left many unable to get into their vehicles, access roadside assistance, and more. 

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, similar issues could become more common across automakers as everyone is at the mercy of the internet.