Incident 321: Tesla Model X on Autopilot Crashed into California Highway Barrier, Killing Driver

Description: A Tesla Model X P100D operating on Autopilot's Traffic-Aware Cruise Control (TACC) and Autosteer system allegedly accelerated above the speed limit of a highway in Mountain View, California, and steered itself directly into a barrier, resulting in its driver’s death.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Walter Huang and Walter Huang's family.

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