Tesla: Removal of 'Autopilot' from Chinese site a mistake

"Self-assisted driving" is the new term used instead. Now Tesla has removed the phrase from its Chinese website.

According to Tesla, the auto pilot mode is actually a driving assistance program for drivers.

Autopilot has faced scrutiny since a fatal May 7 Model S crash in Florida.

"At Tesla we are continuously making improvements, including to translations", Tesla states.

Tesla did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment. The driver claims that Tesla overpromised on the autopilot's capabilities.

The service network size has to be a disadvantage when compared to other companies, like BMW, that have started to aggressively move into the electric car business.

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There's another wrinkle in the story. Luo Zhen, a 32-year-old Beijing resident, sideswiped a parked car when using Autopilot without keeping his hands on the wheel earlier this month, which scratched his Model S and didn't result in any injuries. According to Tesla's spokesperson they have taken down these words in order to improve the translation of the feature, reported Business Insider. The driver involved in the Beijing crash accused Tesla of misleading customers by overstating the Autopilot function's potential. Chinese law requires drivers to keep both hands on the wheel at all times. Luckily, all the members were able to safely exit from the vehicle. Regulators have promised to soon outline "pre-market approval steps" to help automakers feel comfortable with handing the new technology to car buyers.

Reports from China, however, suggest that Tesla sales personnel there haven't been nearly as clear about Autopilot's limitations.

On the one hand, lofty goals seem to be working for the fledgling carmaker-it's growing faster than its more-established competitors General Motors and Ford. And then other cars in the lot started doing the same.

Unfortunately for science, that's not true. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

A display inside a Tesla Model 90D during a demonstration of car technology on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 15, 2016. That accounting has still yet to come to fruition.

  • Juana Mckenzie