News From the Automotive Industry

Both Uber and Tesla suffered major self-driving setbacks in recent weeks. Both companies were involved in fatal traffic accidents — Uber, when its vehicle struck a pedestrian, and Tesla after a Model X driver, Walter Huang, died when his vehicle struck a concrete median in Autopilot mode. Huang’s family has hired the law firm Minami Tamaki to investigate the situation and has claimed a preliminary report shows the Autopilot system is clearly deficient. Tesla, meanwhile, continues to put blame entirely on the driver.

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