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Tesla is rumored to be under criminal investigation by the US Department of Justice for self-driving “better than human driving” exaggeration – Hong Kong

Foreign media quoted three sources as saying that Tesla is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, questioning the company’s claims to be fully autonomous, and accusing it of misleading consumers and investors. Criminal charges against Tesla or its executives are possible.

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▲ Tesla Autopilot (Image source: CarAdvice)

Reuters said Tesla electric vehicles have been embroiled in repeated unsafety disputes, while the U.S. Justice Department launched an investigation into several crashes last year involving Autopilot. In 2016, Tesla founder Elon Musk described the assistance system Autopilot as “probably better than a human driver.” Musk said on a conference call last week that Tesla would release an upgraded version of “full self-driving” that would allow customers to “go to work, friends’ houses and stores without touching the disc.” At the same time, Tesla also clearly reminded drivers that when using the automatic driving system, they must put their hands on the wheel to ensure that they can control the vehicle.

Reuters, citing sources, said such a move could complicate a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department. The Justice Department’s investigation means there will be strict standards of scrutiny and the possibility of criminal charges against the company or individual executives.

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