U.S Department of Justice targets Tesla over self-driving claims for EVs

By Anusha  | Date: October 27, 2022

U.S Department of Justice targets Tesla over self-driving claims for EVs

American automotive and clean energy conglomerate Tesla Inc. is currently facing the brunt of a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over claims that the company’s newest electric models can drive themselves.

The probe was initiated in 2021, following repeated reports of crashes, including fatal accidents with focal blame on Tesla’s proprietary driver assistance technology, Autopilot.

Under the probe, legal prosecutors on behalf of the Department of Justice, in Washington and San Fransisco are addressing the issue of whether Tesla has gravely misled its customers, investors, and regulators about the capabilities of its Self-Driving Technology.

Incidentally, the automotive giant’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has been singing laurels of the technology since 2016, calling it probably better’ than a human driver.

Last week, Musk confirmed that the efforts to release a more advanced version of the Full Self Driving technology were in full swing. Elaborating on the development, he claimed that the upgraded version would enable customers to travel to their workplace, a friend’s house, or to the grocery store without touching the wheel.

A video that is currently featured on the companys site proves his stance. In the video, the accompanying audio reveals that the driver inside the self-driving vehicle is positioned only for legal purposes, otherwise, the car is driving itself.

Despite its many claims, the company has explicitly stated that the driver must place his hands on the wheel, to maintain control and steady the vehicle.

Reliable sources assert that the companys official website also includes an exclusive statement claiming that even though the self-driving technology is capable of assisting drivers with steering, lane changes, speed, and braking, it does not mean that the vehicle is completely autonomous.

Expert analysts are of the opinion that such statements possess the capability to quash any of the objections raised by the U.S Department of Justice relating to the case.

Source Credits: - https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/exclusive-tesla-faces-us-criminal-probe-over-self-driving-claims-sources/ar-AA13ps4c

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