Tesla has been ordered to drop the Autopilot brand name, which it uses to promote its driver-assistance software, in Germany.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) confirmed it had told Tesla to scrap the “misleading” term.
It said the term gave customers “incorrect expectations” that they could stop concentrating on the road and let Autopilot take over completely.
Tesla said it had always told drivers to keep their hands on the wheel.
The Autopilot software helps cars:
stay in lane automatically
adjust their speed in reaction to other vehicles
change lane without the driver’s intervention
However, Tesla has been clear that the feature should only be used on the motorway, and drivers must still pay full attention to the road.
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