Tesla Competitor Traps Driver For an Hour

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Getting a Windows update while you’re in the middle of working on something on your computer is frustrating. But what happens when you accidentally trigger a software update in your car while driving on the highway?

The South China Morning Post and Bloomberg report that China’s electric car maker and noted competitor Nio had a bit of a hiccup. One of their cars (it’s unclear which model it was) shut down in the middle of Changan Avenue — a busy main street that passes by some of the most important government buildings in the country — while on a test drive.

Shutdown Mode

The incident was first reported on Chinese social media website Weibo on Tuesday. What caused the shutdown in the middle of the street was a series of accidental operations that led to the activation of a system update, according to the Weibo post.

“So there we were, parked in Changan Avenue, motionless yet bold as brass. Police officers came, one group after another, yet we could not even wind the window down,” a Nio representative wrote on the Weibo post, as quoted

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