Family of Tesla Car Crash Victim Walter Huang Files Lawsuit Against Automaker, State of California

Posted in Fatalities,Self-Driving Car Accidents,self-driving cars,Tesla on May 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (May 1, 2019) – Errors by Tesla’s Autopilot navigation system caused the crash that killed Walter Huang of Foster City, Calif., last year, claims a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Huang’s widow and family on April 26. The family is represented by B. Mark Fong of Minami Tamaki LLP, and Doris Cheng and… read more


Posted in Current News,Self-Driving Car Accidents,Tesla on June 12, 2018

Consumers Union has called on Tesla to improve the safety of its “Autopilot” driver-assist system and to publicly release the detailed data behind the company’s safety claims. Tesla has acknowledged that this technology was engaged at the time of the spring 2018 fatal self-driving car crash in California of a Tesla “X” model killing its… read more

Arizona’s Autonomous Vehicle Testing Suspended By Uber

Posted in Current News,Self-Driving Car Accidents on May 24, 2018

Effective May 23, 2018, Uber has decided to stop its self-driving car program in Arizona,  and  has announced that all of its test drivers have been terminated. The news was first reported by the Arizona Republic. The decision follows the death of a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, who was struck by an Uber vehicle in autonomous… read more

California Fatal Tesla Crash – Questions Remain

Posted in Tesla on April 12, 2018

On March 23, 2018, 38-year-old Walter Huang was killed when his Tesla Model X slammed into a concrete barrier on southbound Highway 101 in Mountain View, California and subsequently caught on fire. According to news reports, Mr. Huang’s Tesla Model X was on Autopilot at the time of the crash. Indeed, at the center of… read more

Uber’s March 2018 Fatal Pedestrian Crash Raises Safety Questions

Posted in Current News,Self-Driving Car Accidents on April 3, 2018

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sent Uber Technologies Inc. a strongly worded letter on March 26, 2018, after the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a driverless SUV earlier in the month. The governor described what he called “unquestionable failure to comply” with safety procedures. In the letter, which was addressed to Uber Chief… read more

Self Driving Cars Are Not Yet Safer Than Human Drivers

Posted in Fatalities on March 20, 2018

On Sunday evening, March 18, 2018, one of Uber’s autonomous SUVs struck a woman who later died at the hospital as a result of her injuries. It appears to be the first time a pedestrian has died after a collision with an autonomous vehicle. Uber has temporarily suspended all its testing. While an investigation is… read more