Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk said on Friday that the company’s mobile application was coming back online after an app server outage earlier prevented many owners from connecting to their cars.
Musk was responding to a Tesla owner’s tweet, who said that he was experiencing a “500 server error” to connect his Model 3 through the iOS app in Seoul, South Korea. “Should be coming back online now. Looks like we may have accidentally increased verbosity of network traffic,” Musk said.
The outage came shortly after the automaker rolled out an update to its application and the rumor that US-based EV maker Tesla will “officially” launch the Model Pi phone “later this year” .Being locked out of vehicles could be an ongoing problem as automakers move to cloud services and increase reliance on smartphone apps. As this situation showed, however, it’s still wise to carry around a keycard/keyfob as backup just in case.