in Mountain View, California, on the morning of March 23, 2018, when the car rolled back into a concrete median, Huang killed in the resulting accident.
Now, just over a year later, Huang's family has been seeking Tesla and alleged that the Autopilot system was getting worse, causing the deadly crash.
The family hired the complaint at the California Superior Court in Santa Clara County on April 26. As Bloomberg points out, the case claims that Tesla was aware or should have been aware that "Tesla Model X would likely cause damage to its residents by leaving lanes and beating fixed objects when used in a reasonably clear manner." The success claims that the company should have given a warning to consumers or issued revocation.
The complaint further states that the vehicle did not have the proper safety features, including automatic emergency brakes. The lawsuits are also called California DOT, claiming that the media Huang's car was missing a functioning collapsing guard.
Tesla refused to comment on the case, but a Tesla spokesman told Gizmodo that all Tesla cars come with automatic emergency braking.
The survey by the National Transport Safety Board said in April 2018 that Huang's car followed a vehicle of about 65 miles per hour until it left, according to NTSBs preliminary review of the data. When the car ran toward the median, it did not break, but it accelerated from 62 miles per hour to 70.8 miles per hour in the three seconds that led to the collision, NTSB said.
In a blog post published a week After the accident, Tesla said that the car gave Huang acoustic warning and several visual alerts throughout its drive that morning, and the car discovered that his hands were not on the wheel for six seconds leading up to the wreck. "The driver had about five seconds and 150 meters of unobstructed view of the concrete divider with the broken collapsible damper, but the vehicle's logs show that no action was taken," said the blog.
"Tesla Autopilot does not prevent all accidents – As a standard would be impossible "But it makes them much less likely to happen," continues the company's blog post. "It undoubtedly makes the world safer for vehicle passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists."
In a multi-media statement, a lawyer representing the Huang family became B "Mark Fong, said that Huang's crash happened because" Tesla is beta testing its Autopilot software on live drivers. "
The case was filed a week after Tesla's CEO Elon Musk announced his plans to put a million automated taxis on the road by 2020.