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Apple Engineer Killed in Bay Area Tesla Crash Had Complained About Autopilot


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https://ktla.com/2020/02/11/apple-engineer-killed-in-bay-area-tesla-crash-had-complained-about-autopilot/

 

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An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X slammed into a concrete barrier had previously complained about the SUV malfunctioning on that same stretch of Silicon Valley freeway.


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The documents say Huang told his wife that Autopilot had previously veered his SUV toward the same barrier on U.S. 101 near Mountain View, California where he later crashed. Huang died at a hospital from his injuries.


“Walter said the car would veer toward the barrier in the mornings when he went to work,” the Huang family’s attorney wrote in a response to NTSB questions.


Records from an iPhone recovered from the crash site showed that Huang may have been using it before the accident. 


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Huang had described Autopilot’s previous malfunctioning to his brother, the Huang family attorney wrote, in addition to talking with a friend who owns a Model X. Huang, a software engineer, discussed with the friend how a patch to the Autopilot software affected its performance and made the Model X veer, according to the attorney.

 

 

This was the car after the crash.


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And notice all the other cars that were involved?


It’s scary to think there are other Tesla owners driving around with their car on autopilot so they can read their Facebook posts.  
 

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33 minutes ago, BeAChooser said:

https://ktla.com/2020/02/11/apple-engineer-killed-in-bay-area-tesla-crash-had-complained-about-autopilot/

 

 

This was the car after the crash.


j%20this%20s.png?itok=spFdHQXb


And notice all the other cars that were involved?


It’s scary to think there are other Tesla owners driving around with their car on autopilot so they can read their Facebook posts.  
 

I work with a few people who own Teslas. Im not impressed with the car. Its more like riding in a overglorified cracker jack car. Its not really comfy, and its like sitting inside Hillary's head, hallow and bland. 

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