Tesla Autopilot Crash Suit Exempts Elon Musk from Testifying

According to a Florida court, Elon Musk will not be required to testify in the first case to go to trial in which Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot is blamed for a deadly incident. Tesla has demonstrated that Musk “does not have unique personal knowledge of the issues in the case,” according to a short judgment by Florida Circuit Court Judge Janis Keyser. The case originates from the death of a 50-year-old man in Florida in 2019, after his Tesla Model 3 collided with the underbelly of a semi-trailer vehicle crossing a highway. The case is set to go to trial in Palm Beach County on September 20. Despite a similar tragedy at a traffic intersection in 2016 that died another Florida man who had activated Autopilot, the Banner family alleges Tesla failed to modify Autopilot so it would shut down in risky situations. Tesla’s lawyers have maintained that the firm has been upfront and honest about Autopilot’s flaws, such as the difficulty of recognizing traffic passing in front of its vehicles. According to the business’s attorneys, the corporation informs drivers on car screens and in the owner’s handbook that they must be vigilant and ready to take over the vehicles at any time. The case is Banner v. Tesla Inc., 50-2019-CA-0099662, Palm Beach County, Florida, Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit.


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