World’s First Tesla Death: Autonomous Driving Has a Long Way to Go

According tomedia outlet RideApart, the latest lawsuit claims that a design flaw in Tesla’s self-driving system may have been the direct cause of the death of motorcyclist Yoshihiro Umeda. On April 29, 2018, Japanese motorcyclist Yoshihiro Umeda was killed when he was hit by a Tesla Model X that was driving in self-driving mode. Two years later, Mr. Meita’s widow and daughter filed a lawsuit in court, alleging that the accident was caused by a design flaw in Tesla’s self-driving system.

World's First Tesla Death: Autonomous Driving Has a Long Way to Go

Tesla’s self-driving driver dies as a Japanese motorcyclist (pictured)

It is reported that Mei Tian died without riding a motorcycle. He was knocked down by a Tesla when one of his fellow drivers crashed into a van and was on the side of the road as he and his fellow drivers were on the side of the road to deal with the accident. According to video recorded by the dashcam, the vehicle that hit his Model X suddenly switched lanes to avoid vehicles and pedestrians, followed by the self-driving Model X, which did not see what was ahead or avoid the stopped vehicles and people, but accelerated to meet the set of autonomous cruises. As a result, it accelerated directly and killed Meitian.

“This case is the world’s first case of Tesla self-driving death, and if developers of cutting-edge technology like Tesla’s self-driving system don’t take action on it, this tragedy will certainly not be the last,” the official complaint said. “