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April 29, 2020, 6:24 PM

Tesla’s Autopilot Blamed in Lawsuit for Fatal Accident in Japan

Edvard Pettersson
Edvard Pettersson
Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. was sued by the widow and the daughter of a 44-year-old Japanese man who was killed when a Model X operating on autopilot crashed into a group of people standing on the side of an expressway near Tokyo.

The driver of the Tesla had dozed off shortly before the crash, and when another vehicle ahead of him changed lanes to avoid the group, the Model X accelerated and ran into them, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in San Jose, California. Tesla is based in nearby Palo Alto.’

The accident was the result of flaws ...

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