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Tesla cuts references to ‘self-driving’ from its Chinese website after crash and tries ‘self-assisted driving’ instead

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ollowing an accident on Aug. 2, which raised concerns about how Tesla's sales staff has been marketing the vehicles' autopilot feature in China, the company dropped terms from its website that refer to "self-driving" and instead used a phrase that means "self-assisted driving."
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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