Tesla have been told in Germany that they should stop using the word ‘Autopilot’ in their advertising in the country.
The German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has asked Tesla to stop using the phrase in their advertising in Germany as it may confuse drivers into thinking their attention is not needed whilst driving the car.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany have written to Tesla and asked them to stop using the ‘Autopilot’ feature in their advertising.
Reuters spoke to the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany and were given the following statement, “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,”.
It is not clear as yet on whether Tesla will challenge the Federal Motor Transport Authority, the company has said that they have always made it clear to customers that their Autopilot feature needs the drivers attention when being used.