Tesla Removes ZiDong Jiashi “Autopilot” Translation from China Website
Tesla Customer recent car crash blamed Tesla for strongly promoting term “zidong jiashi” appears several times on Tesla’s Chinese portal, which is most literally translated to mean “self-driving” similar to airplane autopilot.
Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has removed the word “autopilot” and “self-driving” from its China website after a driver in Beijing, who recently crashed in “autopilot” mode, complained that the car maker overplayed the function’s capability and misled buyers.
“We’ve been in the process of addressing any discrepancies across languages for many weeks,” a Tesla spokeswoman said in a statement. “Timing had nothing to do with current events or articles.”