COMMENT: Do SAE Levels belong in the showroom? And what is L2+?

An interim level may sound good in the showroom, but it also risks confusing buyers and undermining the autonomous agenda. By Xavier Boucherat

Tesla’s aggressive marketing of Autopilot as a future mobility experience intensified when its most advanced iteration was dubbed ‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ (FSC). Last week, that strategy landed the automaker in trouble with German authorities. A court ruled that the name ‘Autopilot’ was misleading, as were suggestions made by the automaker that full autonomy’s arrival was imminent.

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