One of the prevalent stories about Tesla is that the company is less a car company than a technology company. And to tell the truth, the description is true. In recent years, Tesla has revolutionized the entire automotive industry by incorporating a number of innovative, technology-driven innovations into its vehicles.
For example, Tesla was the first automaker to introduce OTA software updates that allow users to take advantage of new features after they leave the lot.
Unfortunately, a Silicon Valley-inspired approach to automotive design can sometimes lead to frustrating usability issues. A recent Business Insider report claims that some older Tesla models are having problems, as the 17-inch touch screen display simply stops working. In the meantime, other users have found that older versions of the S model have simply set the loading process.
Is that a common problem? Hardly, but it is definitely something to keep in mind when Tesla vehicles collect more kilometers on the road. Keep in mind that Model S did not go on sale until the summer of 2012, so we still do not know how the cars age compared to their gasoline.
That said, the culprit behind the above issues seems to be a flash memory chip.
Some older Teslas have a problem with the wear of the vehicle’s built-in flash memory, which could cause problems loading the cars and stopping the built-in displays.
Over the past six months, Tesla’s owners have fixed and reported the problem on online platforms such as YouTube, Twitter and Tesla-related newsgroups.
Regarding the underlying problem, a Tesla technician not affiliated with the company said the following: Tesla vehicles “create so many newspapers in the car that they write so fast that they destroy them limited number of fonts, you can only write that much, logging overhead is too high. ”
Should be much better at this point
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 12, 2019
Incidentally, Elon Musk went to Twitter a few days ago and suggested that the issue may have been resolved through a software update.
While there is no reason to believe that Tesla vehicles will eventually fail in the future, it will certainly be interesting to see how well Tesla vehicles will age over the next few years.