Tesla settles class action suit over Autopilot claims for $5M

26 May, 2018, 17:43 | Author: Billie Castillo
  • Tesla settles class-action lawsuit over its Autopilot system

The most recent crash, in March, is being investigated by safety regulators.

Tesla said in a statement it "wanted to do right" by its customers and, as part of the proposed deal, agreed to compensate auto owners who had purchased the 2.0 version of Autopilot and "had to wait longer than we expected" for the driving features to become active.

Consumers who paid for Autopilot before January 24, 2017 will receive $280, and the number decreases steadily the later people bought their cars or paid for the upgrade.

"In fact, new vehicles equipped with Tesla's newest software still do not have some of the basic safety features that are standard features of cars equipped with the older software - and that are supposed to be standard features of Tesla's newest vehicles, too", Sheikh said.

It is notable that Tesla has refused to agree to one of the seemingly reasonable requests of the plaintiffs - that it reimburse them the cost of the system - another pointer that the company is rapidly running out of money.

The settlement, which was agreed to late Thursday in San Jose federal court, has to get a final signoff from U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman. However, the agency said that the regulators have not yet assessed its effectiveness.

Consumer Watchdog's Privacy and Technology Project Director John M. Simpson added, "Starting with the very name Autopilot, Tesla has consistently and deceptively hyped its technology".

The burden now falls on the FTC to investigate "Tesla's unfair and deceptive practices so that consumers have accurate information, understand the limitations of Autopilot and operate their vehicle safely and without endangering themselves or other drivers, passengers or pedestrians on the road", the groups asserted in a news release.

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A Tesla that was in Autopilot mode also crashed into a stopped firetruck earlier this month in an incident in Utah.

The report suggested that the Tesla was traveling behind another vehicle at 55 miles per hour, but accelerated automatically to its preset speed of 60 miles per hour when the leading auto switched lanes.

Data from the Model S show it picked up speed for 3.5 seconds before crashing into the firetruck in suburban Salt Lake City, the report said.

The driver who was sitting in the firetruck when it was hit suffered a minor injury consistent with whiplash, according to the report, while Lommatzch broke her ankle.

The AP said the police report was obtained Thursday through an open records request.

Lommatzsch reportedly told the police she believed the car's automatic emergency-braking system would have detected traffic up ahead and stopped the vehicle before the crash.

However, after the Florida fatal crash, Tesla made changes to the way Autopilot works shortening the time between audio and visual warnings to drivers who take their hands off the steering wheel.


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