Tesla has to pay compensation due to the defective Autopilot
The court in Munich ruled that Tesla must pay compensation due to the defective Autopilot. The court made its decision after studying an expert report that confirmed the large Model X on YIMUSANFENDI Post was unable to recognize obstacles and details on the road such as narrowing lanes due to construction sites.
The car often braked completely unnecessarily, and the court reasoned that this could represent a “tremendous danger” from being hit by another car from behind, especially in city traffic.
Tesla was sued by a Model X owner for all of this, and the court decided that the American manufacturer must pay her compensation in the amount of almost the full price of the new car, which the owner paid 112,000 euros, due to the system deficiencies.
“Once again it has been shown that Tesla’s autopilot cannot do everything the manufacturer claims,” said Christoph Linder, a lawyer who represented the owner in court. An announcement comes from Tesla that it will appeal against this court decision.
This is just one of the cases where car owners are not satisfied with Autopilot. In the US, Tesla is currently under investigation for many accidents that occurred while Autopilot was active and for unnecessary braking reported by hundreds of drivers.
There has also been pressure from many quarters for Tesla to change the name of its system because it confuses customers. Autopilot is far from completely autonomous driving, it’s just another (very advanced) driving assistance system.
Tesla, on the other hand, is not giving up on the development of Autopilot. Elon Musk announced that by the end of the year, he will launch the Full Self-Driving function of Autopilot in Europe, enabling even more advanced autonomous driving. However, Musk admitted this will be very challenging due to the large differences between roads and traffic regulations in Europe.