Tesla Made Misleading Claims About Autopilot And Self-Driving, California DMV Claims – Boston News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) — Tesla’s autopilot and self-driving claims have come under fire again, this time from the California Department of Motor Vehicles in a complaint filed July 28.

That Complaint alleges that the company made “untrue or misleading” statements in advertisements his website by claiming that Tesla Vehicles were or could be equipped with advanced driver assistance system features.

The Tesla advertisement ran “for at least five days” in marketing materials on the company’s website between May 2021 and July 2022, the complaint said.

They included descriptions such as “autopilot” and “complete self-driving capability” and used phrases such as “All you have to do is get in and tell your car where to go…your Tesla figures out the optimal route, navigating urban streets, complex intersections and freeways,” the suit said.

Another claim allegedly misleading by the California DMV read: “The system is designed so that it can make short and long-distance journeys without the person in the driver’s seat having to do anything.”

“This advertising is a deceptive practice” under the California Civil Code, the DMV complaint states.

Tesla does not typically respond to requests for comment.

Tesla only released disclaimers in June warning that the features still require active driver monitoring that contradict “misleading labels and claims,” ​​the complaint added.

Tesla’s promotional efforts could result in Tesla temporarily losing its manufacturing license and special license plate in California, the complaint warned.

data published were identified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in June 273 accidents in the last nine months involving Tesla driver assistance technologies caused by either its “fully self-driving” software or its progenitor, Tesla Autopilot.

Of 497 total accidents studied by NHTSA, 43% of accidents caused by driver-assistance technologies occurred in California, the data found.

Tesla’s autopilot function is standard in all of its vehicles, making it one of the the most widely used autopilot systems in the industry. While Tesla reminds drivers to remain vigilant during use, a 2021 MIT study showed that users using the system were more distracted and looked away from the road more often than they used to Driving without the function.

Tesla has 15 days respond to the complaint to avoid a default decision.

The department said that complaint was separate from one ongoing review the intended design and technological capabilities of Tesla vehicles.

The Los Angeles Times was the first news outlet to report the complaint.

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