California DMV accuses Tesla of deceptive practices in marketing Autopilot and Full Self-Driving options
- In a pair of July 28 filings with California's Office of Administrative Hearings, an official and lawyers for the DMV wrote that Tesla's "Autopilot" and "Full Self-Driving" marketing suggest the cars are capable of operating autonomously, when in fact they can't.
- In a worst-case scenario, the company could temporarily lose the licenses which allow it to operate as a vehicle manufacturer and auto dealer in California.
- Tesla has fifteen days to respond to the accusations before the administrative court, otherwise the DMV will take a default decision.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has accused Tesla of engaging in deceptive practices around the marketing of its driver assistance systems, which are branded Autopilot and Full Self Driving in the U.S., according to filing with a state administrative …
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