In the spring of 2018, Walter Huang an apple engineer was driving his Model X Tesla on Autopilot at 70 miles per hour and he suddenly and fatally crashed against a barrier.
Huang’s family filed a lawsuit against Tesla and the state of California which claims the Model X was defective.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla said:
”The driver had received several visual and one audible hands-on warning earlier in the drive and the driver’s hands were not detected on the wheel for six seconds prior to the collision. Auto pilot unequivocally makes the world safer for the vehicle occupants, pedestrians and cyclists,” and continue saying that the company is working with investigators to find out what occurred. Huang’s family members told reporters that he complained to the Tesla dealership how his car would swerve toward the barrier while on Autopilot.
Due to a prior accident, the crash attenuator was more on the severe sidd, normally it would be there to reduce the force of the crash.