Hagens Berman, a law firm, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Tesla, a major American automaker company, in California’s Northern district court on Wednesday.
The lawsuit has been filed alleging Tesla that it misleads customers about the capabilities of self-driving in Autopilot 2. This class-action lawsuit alleges that the Tesla’s new Autopilot 2 is “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous.”
From October 2016, Tesla started selling Autopilot 2 with the hardware saying that it will have same capabilities as its first-generation system. Only some new features have been added such as merge on and off highways, forward collision warning and automatic lane changes without driver input.
The law firm is also known for filing lawsuit against Volkswagen alleging that it uses emissions-cheating software.
Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman, wrote in a press release, “Tesla has endangered the lives of tens of thousands of Tesla owners across the country, and induced them to pay many thousands of dollars for a product that Tesla has not effectively designed. What consumers received were cars without standard safety enhancements featured by cars costing less than half the price of a new Tesla, and a purported ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ that operates in an erratic and dangerous manner,” the statement continues.