Tesla wins at court – level 2

27-04-2023 07:00

A California court ruled that Tesla’s Autopilot feature didn’t fail in what could be the first trial related to a crash involving the software.

Tesla developed and introduced its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving system. CEO Elon Musk believes that these technologies are very important for the company’s future, but the government is looking at them closely. Justine Hsu sued Tesla last year. She said that her Model S crashed into a curb while on Autopilot, and she suffered injuries. She claimed problems with Autopilot and the airbag system.

Tesla said it didn’t make a mistake and stated that Hsu used Autopilot on city streets, which was not allowed. The court said that Tesla was not responsible for the accident and Hsu didn’t receive any damages.

Difficult words: feature (the specific form or structure of a thing), curb (the edge of a road), damage (money which someone gets as compensation for a loss or an injury).

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