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
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