A Chinese driver died in a accident while using Tesla‘s Auto-pilot technology 4 months before the fatal accident in Florida, the victim’s father has claimed in the lawsuit. Tesla rejects its Autopilot was at fault.
Gao Jubin, the father of Gao Yaning, a 23-year-old, was killed in January when his car struck into a truck on a Chinese motorway. Gao has also asked Rmb10,000 (nearly $1,500) in compensation for damages.
The lawsuit against Tesla’s China unit and a regional car dealership raises questions about the automaker’s Auto-pilot system, which initially came under extreme scrutiny after the death of Joshua Brown, who died in May when his Tesla Model S hit a truck in northern Florida. Tesla has consistently insisted its Autopilot feature is not a totally automated system and motorists must watch their vehicle while they are driving it.