Tesla hit with another lawsuit over a fatal Autopilot crash

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Tesla is being sued by the family of a 50-year-old man who died in a crash while using the company’s Autopilot advanced driver assistance system. The family of Jeremy Beren Banner is suing for wrongful death, while asking for damages of more than $15,000. A lawyer for the family announced the lawsuit on Thursday, though it has apparently not yet been filed with the Palm Beach County Clerk.

Banner is the fourth known person to die while using Autopilot, and his family is the second to sue Tesla over a fatal crash involving the technology. In May, Tesla was sued by the family of 38-year-old Wei Huang, who died in 2018 after his Model X crashed into an off-ramp divider with Autopilot engaged.

Banner was killed while driving along a…

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