Tesla app outage locked some owners out of their cars | Engadget

Tesla's app server went down a few hours ago, leading to a worldwide app outage that left owners unable to connect to their cars. Electrek first reported the issue after receiving complaints from Tesla owners on Friday night, and for a while it seemed like the problem only affected drivers in North America. Being locked out of vehicles could be an ongoing problem as automakers move to cloud services and increase reliance on smartphone apps. The outage came shortly after the automaker rolled out an update to its application, which Electrek said includes a feature that Tesla had issues implementing. As this situation showed, however, it's still wise to carry around a keycard/keyfob as backup just in case.Please enter a valid email address It's unclear if that was connected to the outage, since Musk has yet to follow up on his initial response. For those who've been mostly dependent on their phones instead of their keycards, that means being locked out of their vehicles.
Tesla's app server went down a few hours ago, leading to a worldwide app outage that left owners unable to connect to their cars. For those who've been mostly dependent on their phones instead of the… [+1188 chars]