California bans Tesla from promoting "full self-driving" in EV sales
The state of California has passed a new law regarding the self-driving technology of any automaker to be advertised as "full self-driving." The law will go into effect in 2023 and concerns all automakers, including EV giant Tesla.
The law follows several legal cases and investigations considering the self-driving featured vehicles. In February, Tesla decided to disable the "Full Self-Driving" feature following the meetings with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and issued a recall for 53,000 vehicles.
The new law will clarify the level of self-driving technology of automakers and prevent them from using misleading information in marketing their models with self-driving technology. According to Insideevs, the law will come into effect on 1 January 2023, applying to the sale of cars and all features and vehicle updates.
The goal is to eliminate confusion for customers when buying a vehicle with the self-driving feature. Tesla says its Full Self-Driving feature requires active driver supervision and doesn't provide full vehicle autonomy.