Tesla settles lawsuit over Autopilot crash that killed Apple engineer

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Tesla settles lawsuit over Autopilot crash that killed Apple engineer

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

San Francisco:

Tesla has reached a settlement with the family of an Apple engineer killed in a Model

A jury trial was scheduled to begin next week in a wrongful death lawsuit that accuses Tesla of failing to live up to its marketing regarding driver-assistance and safety technology in its cars.

Court documents filed Monday say Tesla and Wei Lun Huang’s family have reached a settlement, and Tesla is asking that the amounts involved be kept sealed.

“Huang believed that the models would stabilize objects or vehicles while in autopilot mode,” the original complaint argues.

According to the lawsuit, Huang was traveling on a highway using an autopilot feature in the city of Mountain View, California in March 2018 when the Model

Huang’s family argued in the filing that Tesla was negligent and negligent in manufacturing and marketing the 2017 Model

US regulators determined that Huang’s hands were not on the steering wheel at the time of the crash, despite alerts from the Autopilot driver assistance software to do so.

Tesla stands firm on the safety of its cars and Autopilot features, warning drivers not to pay attention.

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