Tesla Faces New Investigation In California Over Autopilot Complaints

Along with contacting the motive force who filed the FTC criticism, the California AG investigators additionally reached out to others, together with a former Tesla worker, CNBC claims. This worker is not named however is claimed to have beforehand made public feedback expressing Autopilot/FSD considerations. Although the period of the alleged investigation is unclear, the report claims that the aforementioned driver was contacted within the second quarter of this 12 months and that the previous worker was contacted this month, indicating the investigation is actively underway.

Tesla hasn’t commented on the allegations, however this would not be the primary time the automaker has confronted such actions in California. Notably, the California DMV has been investigating Tesla’s Autopilot expertise for years and formally accused it of utilizing misleading advertising and marketing practices in 2022.┬áThe troubles do not finish there, although. In January 2023, a senior Tesla engineer alleged {that a} promotional video for Autopilot revealed in October 2016 was staged. Somewhat than utilizing Autopilot to intelligently drive itself, the Tesla was supposedly driving by a pre-programmed route. That data was shared as a part of a sworn statement given in a lawsuit filed towards Tesla over a deadly automobile crash that occurred in 2018.