Tesla Removes The Word Autopilot From Chinese Website After Beijing Crash

Posted: Aug 15 2016, 11:28am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Tesla Removes The Word Autopilot From Chinese Website After Beijing Crash
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  • Tesla removes the word “Auto Pilot” from its Official Chinese Website

Tesla removes the term autopilot and self-driving from its website in China after a car crash in Beijing.

Tesla’s auto-pilot and self-driving software is recognized as a revolution in the motor industry. However the last few months have seen two major accidents that happened while the Tesla models were on autopilot mode.

The latest accident happened a week ago in China. In this accident a car grazed a parked car on the side of road while it was on the auto-pilot mode.

According to Tesla officials the owners and driver of car did not had his hands on the steering while he should have put them on wheel.

According to Tesla, the auto pilot mode is actually a driving assistance program for drivers. It doesn’t mean that the car will totally drive on its own. The driver has to put his hands on the steering wheel for secure driving.

Earlier in May, a Tesla car crashed in Florida, USA which result in a fatality. After that news about the inconvenience and safety caused by Tesla’s auto pilot mode were circulating.

The second accident which the recent one to occur in Beijing, China looks like something that will surely decrease fans of the company. Though there were no casualties in the recent accident but the accident prone software has raised many questions recently.

Recently when the Tesla website removed the word auto-pilot and a Chinese word for self-driving, many questions were raised again. According to Tesla’s spokesperson they have taken down these words in order to improve the translation of the feature, reported Business Insider.

According to them Tesla is always making sure that they bring about the best for its customers. They also said that they have been looking at the discrepancies of many languages used on their various websites. Thus the timing of this act has nothing to do with recent auto pilot accident.

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