Transport authorities argue the term is misleading, potentially causing customer confusion.
Tesla said that "Autopilot operates in conjunction with the human driver to make driving safer and less stressful" and that the company was clear with customers that they had to pay attention at all times.
When turning on a Tesla, like many cars with infotainment systems, the screen reminds drivers to pay attention at all times—even when using Autopilot. The warning is continually reiterated, but German authorities who call Autopilot ...
Germany's transport authority believes the Autopilot name is encouraging drivers to take their attention away from the road.
Germany wants Tesla to stop advertising the "autopilot" function on its cars because it leads to false customer expectations, as the system comes under scrutiny following two fatal crashes.