California regulators claim Tesla cars “cannot be operated as autonomous vehicles“.
The California Motor Vehicle Agency (DMV) accuses Tesla of lying to consumers about its self-driving technologies and has filed a lawsuit in a state administrative court, according to the Los Angeles Times. You are here “made or disseminated false or misleading statements that are not based on factsaid the DMV in those complaints filed on July 28.
Tesla cars could never do that.”and can’t work like that today autonomous vehicles,” the document, cited by the California newspaper, reads. The DMV criticizes Tesla for advertising language that gives these systems broader performance than they actually have. Contacted by AFP, the DMV did not immediately respond. Tesla shares fell sharply at the close on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, falling 6.63% to $864.51.
A victory by California authorities against the electric-vehicle maker could have serious consequences, up to and including revoking the licenses that allow Tesla to manufacture or sell its cars in California, it further suggests LA timeswhich specifies that the planned measures are more concerned with the accuracy of the information that the manufacturer must make available to its customers.
In June, Tesla CEO Elon Musk emphasized the importance of fully autonomous driving for the company, adding that his company’s value would be less without it.near zeroTesla vehicles equipped with self-driving software have been involved in 273 accidents in the United States, according to a report by the US Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA), which is investigating the American manufacturer’s driver-assistance system.
His report focuses on vehicles with so-called Level 2 software, which can accelerate or slow the car and turn the steering wheel if necessary, but requires an alert driver who is ready to take back control at any moment. Overall, Tesla models were the subject of nearly 70% of the reports of the 392 accidents listed in this category, almost all between July 2021 and mid-May 2022, according to NHTSA.