Contest Central is suing Tesla: Autopilot-advertising leads customers astray

The electric car manufacturer advertises for the driver assistance system of "Model 3" with statements such as "Autopilot including" and "Full potential fo

Contest Central is suing Tesla: Autopilot-advertising leads customers astray

The electric car manufacturer advertises for the driver assistance system of "Model 3" with statements such as "Autopilot including" and "Full potential for Autonomous Driving". The competition center has sued Tesla, therefore, before the Munich district court for injunctive relief. The process begins on Tuesday (13.30). A judgment on the same day is not expected. Tesla 888,10 EUR +12,70 (+1,45%) Tradegate

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Germany is: No legal framework for Autopilot

Almost all the car manufacturers today offer a Wealth of assistance systems, the vehicles can overtake the pace, to keep track and the distance, and self Parking. But to the truly self-driving car that drives without Intervention of a driver's safe, it's still a very long way. In Germany, there is also no legal framework for Autonomous vehicles. We take the electric car manufacturer Tesla under the magnifying glass: With the stock report+ of Finanzen100, you get access to 7 exclusive areas of Analysis. The relevant figures for the Tesla stock at a glance.

Tesla is accused of consumer fraud: Autonomous Driving in cities is not yet approved

The competition headquarters accusing Tesla of misleading. The US car manufacturer have announced "by the end of the year" 2019 "automatic Driving urban". The advertising for the "auto-pilot", "the steering, taking into account the vehicles and pedestrians on his trail", brake and accelerate, I have the impression that the cars could and should also travel in the city independently. But that would be wrong, because such functions would not be permitted in Germany at all. The advertising calls consumer misconceptions. Autopilot failed? Tesla grid unchecked in overturned truck on highway in Taiwan PCP Autopilot failed? Tesla grid unchecked in overturned truck on highway in Taiwan

Tesla denies the allegation of misleading. The company had explained on the Website: "The currently activated functions require active Monitoring by the driver of an Autonomous operation of the vehicle is not possible." The activation and use of autonomy functions demand proof of billion kilometres driven, that they are more reliable than human drivers. In addition, legal permits for the Autonomous operation is required, which is likely to, depending on the case-law even longer.

Who is the competition and who is the action responsible?

At the competition center, it is one of the associations, chambers and company-supported, non-profit Association for the self-control of the economy. It is the largest such Institution and acts independently and represents the interests of Lobby-groups, the individual companies. Such as "tagesschau" reported about 1,200 companies and 800 business associations, is a member of the competition headquarters. Also car manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Daimler, Audi and BMW, which are among the competitors of the electric manufacturer Tesla. The organization is financed through membership fees and relies on competition and consumer protection laws by.

Who pointed out the competition is Central to Tesla's advertising is unclear. In principle, the Complainant will not be named in public. The "Handelsblatt" reported, however, that the complaint was filed by several parties in common - including, allegedly, a competitor.

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Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 10:27

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