Tesla’s Autopilot arouses the revolt of its users

Tesla's Autopilot arouses the revolt of its users

Tesla’s Autopilot arouses the wrath of its users. Elon Musk’s automaker has been the subject of a class action lawsuit since Wednesday accusing it of misleading the public by falsely advertising its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features.

Relayed by the Reuters agency, this complaint accuses Tesla and its famous boss of having falsely advertised this technology since 2016 by presenting it as fully functional when it was only at the experimental stage. . For the plaintiffs, it was above all a question of “generating excitement” around the vehicles of the manufacturer and stimulating sales.

“Tesla has yet to produce anything even remotely approaching a fully autonomous car,” laments Briggs Matsko, the plaintiff behind the lawsuit. The California lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for people who have purchased or leased Tesla vehicles since 2016 with Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features.

The lawsuit follows complaints filed on July 28 by California authorities, who accuse Tesla of overestimating the operation of its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). For its part, the manufacturer defends itself by indicating that its Autopilot system allows vehicles to steer, accelerate and brake in their lane, while full autonomous driving allows vehicles to obey traffic lights and to change of way. And to point out that the two technologies “require active supervision of the driver”, with a “fully attentive” driver whose hands are on the wheel, “and do not make the vehicle autonomous”.

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