Technology linked to apps has become the norm nowadays, where
you most likely use an app on a daily basis. Now imagine that you own a Tesla,
which you typically open through the Tesla app.
Next, imagine that for some technological
update or fault, the app goes down, and you're unable to open your car's doors,
and drive to your meeting, family gathering, or flight!
That's exactly what happened to some Tesla
owners this week.
We rely on our phones,
apps, and technology so much these days that we tend to forget or leave behind
physical parts, and extremely useful devices or tools.
For example, many use a SatNav or Google Maps to help navigate
through the roads to get to your destination. What happens when you lose signal
over a remote part of the country, or your phone battery dies? You are stuck
unless you have a printed map somewhere in the car. Now imagine when you
can't open up your car doors at all and have to find alternatives to go about
It's totally understandable that some Tesla
owners were a little disgruntled when they found that they couldn't get into
their cars as the app was supposedly down for maintenance purposes.