mislead customers into believing that their products possess unrivaled cutting-edge technology Self-driving.
In a new complaint that seeks to get the case certified as a class action, Tesla Inc. is accused of “deceptively and misleadingly” exaggerating the capabilities of its Autopilot Self-driving and Full Self Driving systems.
The case, which was filed in federal court in San Francisco, accuses Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, of making unreliable statements and misrepresenting the driver-assistance technology for which Tesla owners pay thousands of dollars more. The lawsuit was filed against Tesla and Elon Musk.
Reportedly, the complaint argues that “these guarantees have consistently demonstrated to be misleading.” Tesla and Musk have been manufacturing them in order to grab media attention, mislead customers into believing that their products possess unrivaled cutting-edge technology Self-driving, and position themselves as a dominant force in the fast-expanding electric car sector.
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The complaint makes specific reference to Musk’s claims that Tesla would have a fleet of completely autonomous robotaxis by the year 2020 and that one of Tesla’s cars will be able to drive across the country by the year 2018, thanks to the company’s technological advancements. Plaintiff Briggs Matsko stated in the case that “Tesla has yet to construct anything even considerably approaching a completely self-driving automobile.” This statement was made in reference to Tesla’s failure to develop a fully autonomous vehicle.
The complaint also criticizes Tesla’s safety record, alleging that the company’s faulty technology has resulted in fatalities : As a result of crashes (connected to Autopilot), “dozens of individuals have died or have suffered other significant injuries, prompting a multitude of probes by state and federal regulators.”
In August, the California Department of Motor Vehicles initiated legal action against Tesla Self-driving, alleging that the company engaged in deceptive advertising concerning the promotion of driver-assistance technology. Other criticisms regarding Tesla’s driver-assistance capabilities include recommendations from Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the firm to remove the name “Autopilot” because it gives drivers a false sense of confidence.
Both investigations from 2019 revealed that drivers misjudged the capabilities of Autopilot. In August, Tesla announced that the price of its Full Self Driving capability would rise from $10,000 to $15,000.