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German officials ask Tesla to stop using 'Autopilot' in its marketing

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SEE ALSO: Elon Musk teases'unexpected' new Tesla product Officials from Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) have requested that Tesla stop using the term "Autopilot" for its driver assistance feature, calling it misleading. "It can be confirmed that a letter to Tesla exists with the request to no longer use the misleading term Autopilot for the driver assistance system of the car," a KBA official told Reuters. "A letter to Tesla exists with the request to no longer use the misleading term Autopilot." According to the report, the German agency's letter to Tesla stated, "In order to prevent misunderstanding and incorrect customers' expectations, we demand that the misleading term Autopilot is no longer used in advertising the system."


German lawmakers want to require black boxes for autonomous cars, report says

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Following two confirmed Tesla Autopilot-related crashes in the U.S., including a fatality, German lawmakers are planning legislation that would require carmakers to include a black box for cars.