Monday, August 22, 2016

Tesla owner in Autopilot crash won't sue, but car insurer might

Tesla owner in Autopilot crash won't sue, but car insurer might:






The driver of the Tesla S had the Autopilot system on when he was cleaning his dashboard when the system apparently failed to negotiate turns in the highway near Kaufman, Texas he was on, he then careened into guardrails at high speed and is lucky to have survived the crash with only minor injuries.

Tesla maintains the feature is just an aid to drivers and not a replacement for the actual driver. Several car companies offer some version of this feature currently and advise the same thing. Don't rely on this to actually take you on your trip while you do other things in the car.

The driver, Mark Molthan doesn't even plan to sue the automaker, Tesla over the accident, but said his next vehicle will not be another Tesla S.


This most recent case wasn't the first crash of a Tesla on Autopilot, in fact the car and system has already claimed a man's life back in July, 2016 in Williston, Florida.



See the story here on the fatal crash involving a driver and the Tesla Autopilot feature:








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