Incident 291: Tesla Allegedly Misled Customers about Autopilot and FSD Capabilities

Description: California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) accused Tesla of false advertising in its promotion of Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) technologies, alleging the company to have made untrue or misleading claims with marketing language about the capabilities of its products.
Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed California Department of Motor Vehicles , Tesla customers and California residents.

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Lam, Khoa. (2021-05-28) Incident Number 291. in Lam, K. (ed.) Artificial Intelligence Incident Database. Responsible AI Collaborative.

Incident Stats

Incident ID
291
Report Count
4
Incident Date
2021-05-28
Editors
Khoa Lam

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Incident Reports

California DMV accuses Tesla of falsely advertising Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has accused Tesla of false advertising in its promotion of the company’s signature Autopilot and Full Self-Driving technologies.

The agency alleges the electric-car maker misled customers with adv…

California DMV accuses Tesla of making false claims about Autopilot and Full-Self Driving

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has accused Tesla of falsely advertising its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features, as reported earlier by the Los Angeles Times (via CNBC). The agency filed two separate complaints w…

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