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Tesla Settles Lawsuit Over Autopilot Crash That Killed Apple Engineer

Tesla settles lawsuit over Autopilot crash that killed Apple engineer

Wei Lun Huang was traveling using an autopilot function when the Model X struck a concrete median.

San Francisco:

Tesla settled with the family of an Apple engineer killed when his Model X crashed in Silicon Valley six years ago, avoiding a trial, according to court documents filed Monday.

A jury trial was set to begin next week in a wrongful death lawsuit accusing Tesla of failing to live up to its marketing when it comes to driver assistance and safety technology in its cars.

Court documents filed Monday indicate that Tesla and Wei Lun Huang’s family have reached a settlement and that Tesla is requesting that the amount at issue remain under seal.

Huang believed that Model other vehicles or obstacles when driving on highways, or accelerates into stationary objects or vehicles in autopilot mode,” the original complaint claimed.

Huang was driving on a highway in the California city of Mountain View in March 2018 using an autopilot function when the Model X struck a concrete median, fatally injuring him, according to the lawsuit.

Huang’s family argued in their filings that Tesla was negligent and reckless in building and marketing the 2017 Model X.

U.S. regulators determined that Huang did not have his hands on the wheel at the time of the crash, despite alerts from driver assistance software Autopilot.

Tesla has been careful about its cars’ safety and autopilot features, which it says don’t absolve drivers from paying attention.

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