Tesla slammed by consumer groups for Autopilot ‘deceptive advertising’

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Tesla slammed by consumer groups for Autopilot ‘deceptive advertising’

By David R. Baker

With Tesla’s Autopilot system under scrutiny following recent crashes, two consumer groups on Wednesday asked federal authorities to investigate the automaker for “dangerously misleading and deceptive advertising,” saying the company made its system seem closer to self-driving technology than it truly is.

In a letter to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Auto Safety argue that Tesla’s website and comments from CEO Elon Musk had led drivers to believe that cars operating under Autopilot are fully autonomous. Instead, they argue, Autopilot is closer to the lane-keeping technology found on many modern cars.

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Chip Cooper, Esq. is a practicing e-commerce and compliance attorney with the Atlanta law firm of Jones & Haley, P.C. Mr. Cooper is also CEO of FTC Guardian, Inc. (www.ftcguardian.com), #1 in online training for FTC and GDPR compliance.

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