Tesla’s owner is suing the electric car maker, alleging that the company and its CEO Elon Musk are “deceptively and deceptively” selling autopilot and “full self-driving” software. Briggs Matsko of California said he paid a $5,000 premium on his 2018 Tesla Model X to get an “improved autopilot” that was marketed as a precursor to the FSD software, now $15,000 but still in the pipeline. beta testing.
“The plaintiff is bringing this class action to hold Tesla and its representatives, including CEO Elon Musk, accountable for misleading and misleading statements they have made over the years regarding Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology.” , the lawsuit filed in federal court says. in San Francisco.
For years, “Tesla has been deceptively and deceptively marketing its ADAS technology” as an autonomous driving technology under various names, including “Autopilot”, “Advanced Autopilot” and “Full Self Driving Capability” – the last two that Tesla charges consumers for. thousands of extra dollars to add to their new car, the complaint alleges.
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Tesla’s owner said the company has deceived and misled consumers about the current capabilities of its ADAS technology and said it is constantly on the verge of improving the technology and is finally delivering on its promise of a fully autonomous vehicle.
Tesla has come under scrutiny for its controversial Autopilot advanced driver assistance system, which is believed to have caused dozens of deaths. Federal and state regulators in the US have stepped up pressure on the electric car maker.
Last month, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) accused Musk-run Tesla of making false claims about its autopilot and FSD capabilities. “Tesla has yet to produce anything that even comes close to a fully self-driving car,” Matsko said.
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