Two senators are pressuring the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Tesla’s claims about Autopilot and the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package.
Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey, two senators representing the Democratic Party, have long been critical of Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD package.
They have been claiming that Autopilot caused accidents on the road, and now, they are ramping up their criticism to asking the FTC to investigate Tesla’s claims regarding those products.
We write to express our serious concerns about Tesla’s misleading advertising of its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features. Tesla’s marketing has repeatedly overstated the capabilities of its vehicles, and these statements increasingly pose a threat to motorists and other users of the road. Accordingly, we urge you to open an investigation into potentially deceptive and unfair practices in Tesla’s advertising and marketing of its driving automation systems and take appropriate enforcement action to ensure the safety of all drivers on the road.
They referenced the recently announced NTHSA investigation into crashes involving Tesla vehicles on Autopilot and emergency vehicles.