Tesla settles lawsuit over Autopilot crash that killed an Apple engineer

Tesla settles lawsuit over Autopilot crash that killed an Apple engineer

Wei Lun Huang was traveling using the autopilot feature when the Model

San Francisco:

Tesla has reached a settlement with the family of an Apple engineer who was killed when he crashed his Model

A jury trial was scheduled to begin next week in a wrongful death lawsuit that accused Tesla of not living up to its marketing when it comes to driver assistance and safety technology in its cars.

Court documents filed on Monday said Tesla and Wei Lun Huang's family had reached a settlement, and that Tesla was requesting that the amount involved remain confidential.

Huang believes Model “. The original complaint alleged “stationary objects or vehicles while in autopilot mode.”

Huang was traveling along a highway in Mountain View, California, in March 2018 using the Autopilot feature when the Model

The Huang family argued in its filings that Tesla was negligent and negligent in building and marketing the 2017 Model

US regulators determined that Huang did not have his hands on the steering wheel at the time of the accident, despite alerts from automated driver assistance software to do so.

Tesla has committed to its cars' safety and Autopilot features, which it warned do not absolve drivers of concern.

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