San Francisco, Sept. 15 A Tesla owner has sued the electric car maker, claiming the company and its CEO Elon Musk are “deceptively and misleadingly” marketing Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” software.
Briggs Matsko of California said he paid a $5,000 premium for his 2018 Tesla Model X to get an “enhanced autopilot,” which was sold as a precursor to the FSD software that now costs $15,000 but is still in beta stage.
“Plaintiff is bringing this class action lawsuit against consumers to hold Tesla and its representatives, including CEO Elon Musk, liable for years for misleading and misleading statements regarding the company’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology. ‘company’, read the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in San Francisco.
For years, “Tesla has misleadingly and deceptively marketed its ADAS technology” as self-driving technology under different names, including “Autopilot”, “Enhanced Autopilot” and “Full Self-Driving Capability”, both the latter of which Tesla bills thousands of consumers. additional dollars to add to their new vehicle, according to the lawsuit.
The Tesla owner said that Tesla misled and misled consumers regarding the current capabilities of its ADAS technology and stating that it was perpetually on the verge of perfecting this technology and finally delivering on its promise to produce a fully self-driving car.
Tesla has come under scrutiny over the controversial Autopilot advanced driver assistance system that is believed to have killed scores, with US federal and state regulators mounting pressure on the electric car maker.
Last month, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) accused Musk-led Tesla of making false claims regarding its Autopilot and FSD features.
“Tesla hasn’t produced anything yet that comes close to a fully self-driving car,” Matsko said.
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