The driver of a car in California is headed to court on manslaughter charges. It’s the first trial in regards to Tesla’s Autopilot features, and who is actually at fault. In the case, the man in the driver seat had engaged the features that control speed, braking, and steering. The car exited the highway as expected, but then ran a read light. In this, we can expect to see arguments over whether statements by Tesla for people to excercise supervision were enough, or if they’ll be held at fault for overselling the features. We’ve discussed this before, and we’ll likely discuss this for a long time to come.

A manslaughter trial set to begin in Los Angeles for a fatal crash caused by a Tesla operating on Autopilot presents a first-of-its kind test for the legal responsibility of a human driver in a car that was partly driving itself, legal experts say. The trial, set to begin Nov. 15, comes as civil cases head to trial next year over accidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot and adds to scrutiny of a system that Tesla co-founder Elon Musk has touted as a step to fully autonomous driving. Critics say Tesla’s claims and Autopilot have contributed to accidents – and deaths – by making drivers inattentive.

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