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The accusations against Elon Musk

The accusation against Elon Musk, this time, is not simple. As if Twitter’s troubles weren’t enough, there’s another nasty new riot against Scrooge Scrooge in the new millennium: Tesla has been accused of advertising some “dummy features,” in California, around autopilot and ADAS, with full autonomy driving.

Complaints filed with the Office of Administrative Hearings by the Department of Motor Vehicles and obtained by the Los Angeles Times, indicate that Tesla He would make, or publish, false or misleading statements, not based on concrete facts.

Elon Musk under investigation – Adobe Stock

The Los Angeles Times Reports indicate that the complaints specifically refer to the following, which is listed on the portal of the American multinational company specializing in the production of electric vehicles, photovoltaic panels and energy storage systems. “All you have to do is get in and tell your car where to go. If you don’t say anything, your car will look at your calendar and take you there as a supposed destination. Your Tesla will find the perfect path, along urban roads, complex intersections and highways.” It seems that this would not be true.

Tesla not yet with SAE Level 3 ADAS

spokesperson DMV It has stated that it will ask Tesla to do various ads targeting its customers and better educate Tesla drivers about its capabilities.”Autopilot“And the”fully self-driving‘, including warnings about the limitations of Elon Musk’s electric vehicles.

This isn’t the first time Tesla has been targeted to mislead the public about ADAS (Driving Assistance Devices, i.e. new technologies that help drivers and improve safety, mandatory on cars this year), as well as reports of inappropriate jobs.

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Tesla, there are some patents missing – Adobe Stock

It hasn’t even been three months since National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Updating the autopilot’s initial assessment, which began in August 2021, into an engineering analysis.

The evaluation will cast some shadows on Elon Musk “Out of the backlog of accidents where Tesla cars, powered by automated guidance, hit first responders standing on the road or on the side of the road with pre-existing crash scenes.”

For Tesla cars to be fully self-driving, they must be SAE Level 3 ADAS Level 3, which means the person in the driver’s seat must not control driving, according to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International.

NHTSA considers the Teslas to be SAE Level 2, which means the person in the driver’s seat should always supervise steering, braking and acceleration and be ready to take charge.

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