Tes­la set­tles law­suit with fam­i­ly who blamed company’s autopi­lot for engineer’s death

Tesla settles lawsuit with family who blamed company’s autopilot for engineer’s death

Tes­la set­tled a law­suit out of court with an Apple engineer’s fam­i­ly that claimed the company’s autopi­lot fea­ture was the rea­son for his fatal car crash.
The jury selec­tion for the suit over the death of Wal­ter Huang was set to begin on Mon­day, CNN report­ed. He died after his Tes­la Mod­el X hit a con­crete bar­ri­er in Sil­i­con Val­ley on March 23, 2018. The autopi­lot fea­ture of the vehi­cle was engaged at the time of the crash.

FILE – In this March 23, 2018, file pho­to pro­vid­ed by KTVU, emer­gency per­son­nel work a the scene where a Tes­la elec­tric SUV crashed into a bar­ri­er on U.S. High­way 101 in Moun­tain View, Cal­i­for­nia. (KTVU-TV via AP, File)

The tri­al was set to put the fea­ture itself on tri­al that crit­ics have warned isn’t ful­ly safe. Specifics of the set­tle­ment were not dis­closed.
Tesla’s autopi­lot fea­ture, which has been a major part of the company’s appeal above its ri …