Tesla resolves lawsuit related to fatal crash involving Apple engineer using Autopilot technology

  • Tesla settled a wrongful-death lawsuit related to a fatal 2018 crash.
  • Walter Huang’s family sued after the Apple engineer died when his Tesla was in Autopilot mode.
  • Details of the settlement — which happened just before the planned trial — were not disclosed.

Tesla settled a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of an Apple engineer who died when his Tesla crashed while in Autopilot mode, according to court records viewed by Business Insider.

Details of the settlement, which was filed on Monday, were not disclosed. The settlement came just as the case was set to go to trial on Monday in California’s Santa Clara County Superior Court.

The family of Walter Huang, a 38-year-old engineer at Apple, sued Tesla in 2019, alleging the Tesla Model X SUV he was driving when he died was “defective in its design.” The lawsuit claimed the March 23, 2018, crash was caused by Tesla’s autopilot software.