The court’s decision means Germany can ban Tesla using the name “Autopilot” to describe a feature in Tesla cars that maintains speed and lane position automatically. In a case brought by a German organisation focusing on industrial anti-competitor practices called the Wettbewerbszentrale, a court in Munich ruled that calling the feature autopilot exaggerated its capabilities. RELATED: Tesla fooled by piece of tape The Autopilot feature in Tesla cars still requires a human operator. Picture: David Paul Morris / BloombergSource:Bloomberg RELATED: Tesla boss takes off in new ute “In the board’s opinion, both the advertising message as a whole and the components separately attacked by the plaintiff are misleading commercial acts … Because the use of the relevant terms and formulations arouses a notion that is inconsistent with the actual circumstances among the relevant public – in this case, the average consumer,” the court ruled. But Musk reckons the court got it wrong. “Tesla autopilot was literally named after the term used in aviation,” Musk responded to a person who tweeted a screenshot of the Wikipedia entry for autopilot. Tesla Autopilot was literally named after the term used in aviation. Also, what about Autobahn!?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 14, 2020 RELATED:… Read full this story
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