FOR SELLING AUTOPILOT FEATURES THAT ARE NOT YET READY: TESLA AND ELON SUED
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Drivers are suing Tesla and Elon Musk over false claims about autopilot and fully autonomous vehicles.
An owner of a Tesla electric vehicle has filed a lawsuit against the automaker, alleging that Elon Musk and the firm are misleading and dishonest in their marketing of the Autopilot and full self-driving software. According to the complaint, Tesla and Musk misled and defrauded customers about the capabilities of their cutting-edge driver-assistance system technology. By doing this, Tesla hoped to increase interest in its cars, draw investors, increase sales, stave off bankruptcy, raise the value of its shares, and establish itself as a leader in the electric vehicle market. Tesla has yet to create anything even remotely resembling a fully autonomous vehicle. The lawsuit also argues that Full Self-Driving and Autopilot are harmful in addition to being misled.
Tesla was sued by Elon Musk for Autopilot:
According to the lawsuit, if the plaintiff and the members of the proposed class had known about the alleged issue, they would not have made the purchases under the same conditions or would have paid less for them. Tesla users who download software updates essentially take on the role of inexperienced test engineers and have discovered a wide range of issues, such as the fact that some vehicles drift into oncoming traffic, proceed through red lights, and fail to complete simple manoeuvres.
Requests for comment from Tesla did not immediately receive a response. In 2020, it shut down its media relations division. The case arose from charges made by the California Department of Motor Vehicles that Tesla had exaggerated the effectiveness of its advanced driver assistance technologies. Additionally, the lawsuit demands that Tesla disclose the truth about any potential problems with its Automated Emergency Braking system.
The lawsuit criticises Elon Musk’s public comments and tweets describing the perpetually unfinished Full Self-Driving system, as well as the terminology used by Tesla to describe its features, including the name Autopilot. According to Tesla, full self-driving mode allows cars to obey traffic signals and change lanes while Autopilot allows them to navigate, accelerate, and halt while staying in their lane.
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