Tesla Absolved by Jury in First U.S. Trial Over Autopilot Death Allegations
Tesla has been absolved by a California jury in the first U.S. trial over allegations that its Autopilot driver assistance feature led to a death.
The jury found that Tesla was not liable for the death of Wei Huang, a 38-year-old man who was killed in a crash involving a Tesla Model X on Highway 101 in Palo Alto in 2018.
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The jury’s decision was a victory for Tesla, which has been facing increasing scrutiny over its Autopilot feature.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating 16 crashes involving Tesla vehicles that were using Autopilot.
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During the trial, Tesla argued that Autopilot is a driver assistance feature and that it is not intended to be used as a self-driving system.
The company also argued that Huang was not using Autopilot properly at the time of the crash.
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The jury’s decision is a setback for the family of Wei Huang, who had argued that Tesla was negligent in the design and marketing of the Autopilot feature.
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The verdict is also a relief for Tesla, which has been facing increasing scrutiny over its Autopilot feature. The company is still facing the NHTSA investigation, but the verdict could help to reduce the risk of future lawsuits.
The Tesla Autopilot death trial was a closely watched case, and the jury’s verdict is a significant development.
The verdict could have implications for both Tesla and the future of self-driving cars.