Tesla to Support Netflix, YouTube Streaming in Cars
There has been plenty of ink already spilled over what life on the road will be like when robots start doing the driving. Will we be safer or will we live in fear of being mowed down by a rogue autonomous vehicle, hurtling through the street at high speed? And what will happen to trucking, transportation and other related jobs?
There are still more questions than answers. For Tesla owners, however, one of the benefits of having an autonomous chauffer will be more time to Netflix and chill.
Tesla is planning to soon make video streaming available in cars. The feature will only be available while vehicles are parked, at least for the time being. It will be expanded once regulators approve fully autonomous driving, according to Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk.
“When full self-driving is approved by regulators, we will enable video while moving,” Musk said in a recent tweet.
Musk has previously predicted that Tesla’s full self-driving technology will be approved for use in at least some places by the end of next year. The company has also begun retrofitting older models with self-driving capable computers.
What to Do When You’re Stuck with a Defective Car
Tesla’s new video streaming feature is just one example of the various bells and whistles that car makers seem to be rolling out every day, thanks to rapid advances in technology.
The problem, however, is that many manufacturers still have a hard time ensuring that their cars are safe to drive when they leave the factory line. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles are recalled each year in the U.S. alone as a result of defects that can raise safety hazards.
Fortunately, car buyers and lessors have some important legal tools at their disposal. In California, for example, the state lemon law requires a manufacturer to make various repairs on cars while they are under warranty. If the manufacturer does not live up to that responsibility, it is required to take the car back and reimburse the owner for the purchase price, financing charges and other related expenses. The car maker can also offer to replace the vehicle instead, but it is ultimately the buyer or lessor’s choice whether to accept that option.
Speak with a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you have been stuck with a defective vehicle in the Golden State, you have the right to pursue legal action under the California lemon law.
At the Bickel Law Firm, our California lemon law attorneys have decades of combined experience helping car owners and lessors get the compensation that they deserve. We provide comprehensive representation services, guiding clients though the legal process with personalized attention.
Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney.