Tesla is accused of deceiving the public by fraudulently promoting its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving capabilities according to a complaint, that the technology either did not exist or did not function, making automobiles hazardous.
According to Tesla, it did this to “create enthusiasm” about its cars, draw investors, increase sales, prevent bankruptcy, raise the price of its shares, and establish itself as a “dominant player” in the electric vehicle market. Tesla is being sued for allegedly exaggerating the effectiveness of its driver assistance technologies.
A Californian citizen who purchased or leased Tesla automobiles with Autopilot and Full Self-Driving capabilities filed the case. He claims that “myriad faults” have been discovered, including as turning into oncoming traffic, running red lights, and failing to make predictable turns. Since 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched 38 special investigations into Tesla crashes that it believes may have been caused by ADAS. There were 19 fatalities reported in the collisions.