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Old January 19th, 2022 #63
Stewart Meadows
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Tesla Driver Charged with First-Ever ‘Autopilot’ Felony After 2019 Crash

LUCAS NOLAN 19 Jan 2022

For the first time ever, California prosecutors have filed felony charges against a driver who caused a crash that killed two people in 2019 while using Tesla’s “Autopilot” feature.

Gizmodo reports that for the first time California prosecutors have pressed felony charges against a person using Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance feature resulting in a car crash. The driver has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after allegedly having Tesla’s Autopilot system engaged when his vehicle drove through a red light resulting in a crash killing two people in 2019.