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California regulator accuses Tesla of false advertising

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The Department of Motor Vehicles has filed a complaint against Tesla, accusing the company of advertising its Autopilot and Self-Driving technologies as more capable than they actually are.

A California regulator has accused Tesla of misleading consumers about its driver assistance systems, and has filed complaints that could potentially prevent the automaker from selling its cars in the state, US media reported.

In its filing, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said Tesla advertised its Autopilot and Self-Driving technologies as more capable than they actually are, according to a Friday report from the Los Angeles Times.

The company “made or disseminated statements that are untrue or misleading and not based on facts,” the DMV reportedly said in its complaints, filed with the quasi-judicial tribunal the Office of Administrative Hearings on July 28.

Tesla cars could never “and cannot now, operate as autonomous vehicles,” the DMV said, according to the California newspaper.

The DMV did not immediately return a request for comment.

Tesla’s website describes its Autopilot as having “full self-driving capability.”

“All you will need to do is get in and tell your car where to go,” it says. “If you don’t say anything, your car will look at your calendar and take you there as the assumed destination.”

READ MORE: Musk ‘losing billions of dollars’ in Berlin, Austin Tesla factories

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A ruling in favor of the California regulator could have severe consequences for the electric carmaker, including the possible revocation of the licenses authorising Tesla to manufacture or sell its cars in the state, according to the Times.

But a DMV spokesperson told the newspaper that actual remedies the agency would seek included having Tesla better educate drivers about its autonomous vehicles and feature a warning on the limitations of its technology.

Tesla vehicles equipped with autonomous driving software have been involved in 273 accidents in the United States, according to a report released in June by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is investigating the automaker.

In June, Tesla boss Elon Musk stressed the importance of fully autonomous driving, claiming that without it the value of his company would be “close to zero”.

Tesla shares plunged at the close of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, giving up 6.63 percent to $864.51.

READ MORE: Musk reportedly seeks to cut 10% of Tesla workforce

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Ooredoo partners with Jalboot to enable connectivity for customers on vessels

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Ooredoo Maldives has partnered with Jalboot Maldives to enable connectivity to customers while aboard vessels and during their stay in the Maldives.

The partnership was announced at the ceremony held at Ooredoo Maldives Head Office in the presence of Managing Director of Jalboot Maldives Mohamed Roestali and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ooredoo Maldives Khalid Al-Hamadi.

The partnership was formed with the aim to improve the customer experience for tourists during their stay in the Maldives, easing their access to connectivity services. Ooredoo stated reliable connectivity is crucial in the travel industry in order to provide high-quality services and for tourists to stay updated on news, stay connected with friends and family, and to attend business matters while traveling. Under the partnership, customers of Jalboot Maldives will be able to acquire connectivity solutions directly from the vessels without the hassle of going to any counter or shop.

Speaking at the ceremony, Khalid Al-Hamadi said access to reliable connectivity is crucial in the digital era, and with the strategic partnership with Jalboot Maldives, Ooredoo’s aim is to ease access to connectivity where tourists can acquire SIM cards directly from the vessels.

Meanwhile, Roestali said communications technology is vital for the growth of Jalboot Maldives and Ooredoo is known for its evolutionary digital services. He said both companies will together enhance the customer experience with a common mission to enrich the lives of their community.

Jalboot Maldives specialises in delivering high quality, fully integrated marine solutions such as water transport, marina management, design and building of custom boats, water sports, and luxury charters.

 

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WDCs launch resale market for seven islands of Baa Atoll

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The women’s development committees (WDCs) in seven islands in Baa Atoll have taken the initiative and launched a resale market in collaboration with Soneva Namoona Association.

The market under the name Alun Balun will offer used items at cheap prices for the people of Baa Atoll. The market aims to create a culture of reusing used goods in good condition rather than throwing them away, extending the shelf life of goods and reducing waste generated in the seven islands.

The reusable items in the waste from the households participating in this resale market will be identified by the WDCs in the islands, cleaned or repaired, and sent to the committee of another participating island for sale. The challenges of selling used items on small islands can be overcome by sending items collected on another island for sale. The proceeds from the resale market will go to the committees.

The second round of the market will be held on October 8 in Kihaadhoo. Thereafter, the market will be held on one of the participating islands in Baa Atoll. The seven islands working with Soneva Namoona are Maalhos, Dharavandhoo, Kihaadhoo, Dhonfanu, Kamadhoo, Kudarikilu and Kendhoo.

 

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Gov’t says RTL ferries make access to health services easier

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Minister of Health Ahmed Naseem has stated the biggest benefit of the Raajje Transport Link (RTL) high-speed ferry service is easily accessing to health services. He made the remarks speaking at the ceremony held to inaugurate the Emergency and Trauma Unit at the health centre in Dharavandhoo, Baa Atoll.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Naseem said one of the most important services required by all citizens is health services, adding some individuals are required to travel to nearby islands since some islands do not have the required services. The minister noted travelling is a huge expense, so individuals have to wait to plan the trip in conjunction with someone else’s trip to reduce the costs. He said, however, with the introduction of the RTL ferries, the cost has been greatly reduced and travelling has been made easier.

Furthermore, Minister Naseem said the government always prioritises providing equitable services to all citizens. He added the vision of the government is to establish sustainable services across the country.

 

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