Tesla agrees to settle class action over Autopilot billed as ’safer’

Tesla agrees to settle class action over Autopilot billed as ’safer’

Posted by: DO/Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Categories: In The News

The lawsuit said Tesla misrepresented on its website that the cars came with capabilities designed to make highway driving “safer.” 

The Tesla owners said they paid an extra $5,000 to have their cars equipped with the Autopilot software with additional safety features such as automated emergency braking and side collision warning. 

The features were “completely inoperable,” according to the complaint.  Under the proposed agreement, class members, who paid to get the Autopilot upgrade between 2016 and 2017, will receive between $20 and $280 in compensation. Tesla has agreed to place more than $5 million into a settlement fund, which will also cover attorney fees.

The case has been closely watched in the automotive and legal communities, as it was the only known court challenge Tesla has faced with regard to its assisted-driving technology.

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