California’s Department of motor vehicles (DMV) has accused Tesla of falsely advertising its autopilot and full self-driving features. The agency filed two separate complaints with the state’s office of administrative hearings on July 28th.
The DMV claims the names of Tesla’s autopilot and fsd features wrongly imply that cars equipped with the technology can operate autonomously.
Tesla includes autopilot in all of its vehicles. Drivers have to pay $ 12,000 extra for Tesla’s fsd system and auto lane changing.
The DMV says it’s not enough to reverse its alleged misleading statements. Tesla already provides disclaimers about its driver-assist technology.
Tesla has faced similar complaints in the past, with the German government asking the company to stop using the term’autopilot’. Last August, senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the way Tesla advertises its autopilot and fsd system.