The family of an Apple engineer who was killed in a crash has settled their lawsuit

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Tesla has settled a lawsuit with the surviving family members of an Apple engineer who died in a crash in 2018, according to a report from CNN.
The engineer’s family blamed Tesla’s Autopilot technology for the deadly crash, a charge Tesla denied.
Terms of the settlement have not been made public, according to multiple reports, and jury selection in the civil trial was supposed to start on Monday.
Walter Huang, 38, died in a crash in Mountain View, California on March 23, 2018, when his 2017 Tesla Model X struck a highway barrier at 71 miles per hour.
Huang was pulled from the car before it caught fire, as you can see in the photo above, but he later died at the hospital.
Tesla’s Autopilot was engaged during the crash, which is why Huang’s family blamed the technology, accusing the carmaker of not being clear enough about its capabilities.
Tesla maintained Huang was playing a game on his phone during the crash, though documents submitted to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board by Huang’s family contend he had previously complained about Autopilot.
Despite its name, Autopilot is more akin to cruise control with extra features that allow it limited abilities to steer, accelerate, and decelerate.


In 2018, an Apple engineer died in a crash; his family members were among those who settled a lawsuit against Tesla, according to a CNN report. Tesla denied any involvement in the fatal crash, although the engineer’s family claimed that Tesla’s Autopilot technology was to blame.

Multiple reports state that the terms of the settlement are not public knowledge, and that the civil trial’s jury selection was scheduled to begin on Monday. Email inquiries were not immediately answered by Tesla.

On March 23, 2018, Walter Huang, 38, lost his life in a collision in Mountain View, California, when his 2017 Tesla Model X hit a barrier on the highway at a speed of 71 miles per hour. As you can see in the above photo, Huang was pulled from the car before it caught fire, but he passed away in the hospital afterwards.

Huang’s family blamed Tesla’s Autopilot, claiming the automaker was not transparent enough about its capabilities, because the system was activated at the time of the collision. Tesla insisted that Huang was using his phone to play a game at the time of the collision, but records provided to the U.S. s. His family claims Huang had previously complained about Autopilot to the National Transportation Safety Board.

In spite of its name, Autopilot is more like cruise control with additional features that give it some degree of steering, accelerating, and deceleration control. It should not be confused with Full Self-Driving, another more sophisticated technology from Tesla that does not allow for anything approaching full-self driving and should only be utilized by a driver who is fully focused on the road.

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