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Germany tells Tesla to stop using 'Autopilot' in its sales pitch

Germany’s transport minister told Tesla to cease using the Autopilot name to market its cars in that country, under the theory that the name suggests the cars can drive themselves without driver attention, the news agency Reuters reported Sunday. Autopilot is the brand name Tesla uses to describe...
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