Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company will soon roll out a new update to its autopilot software.
“Looks like we might be ready to rollout most of Autopilot functionality for HW2 towards the end of next week–” Elon Musk
Tesla’s update comes on the heels of various reports that its self driving software may have caused car crashes across the globe.
Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash in China
In January 2016, a Tesla autopilot car smashed into a street sweeping truck, killing the car’s 23 year old passenger. The man’s family later sued Tesla for wrongful death.
Tesla Crash in Florida
The first Tesla autopilot crash fatality in the United States happened in Florida on May 7, 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has since launched a formal evaluation in Tesla’s autopilot system.
Tesla Autopilot Error in Texas
In Dallas on August 7, 2016, a Tesla customer claims his Model S crashed in autopilot mode. The crash reports says the Tesla veered from its lane and crashed into a guard rail.
Montana Tesla Autopilot Crash
A Tesla in autopilot mode crashed in Montana on July 9, 2016. The driver of the Tesla SUV claims the car drove off the road, totaling the front passenger side and tearing the wheel off.
For legal options after a Tesla autopilot crash, call an Oregon attorney now at 503-201-4570. As of 2016, Oregon has no specific laws on autonomous car crashes.
Last week, a self driving Uber was caught on camera running a red light in San Francisco, according to this YouTube video photographer:
The video purports to show an Uber Volvo XC90 SUV equipped with self driving sensors haul through an intersection after the light turned red. Uber denies the claim.
The California DMV has called for Uber to immediately stop testing its its robot car services until it gets an autonomous testing permit.
Thus far Oregon has no laws permitting Uber to use autonomous vehicles.
Tospeak with an Oregon self driving car accident Oregon attorney now, call 503-201-4570. If you’re involved in an accident with an Uber robot car, you may have the right to seek compensation from the company and its insurance policies.
After a self-driving car accident, use a cell phone to take pictures of:
evidence of the crash
If you have medical bills, be sure to think about all possible insurance policies:
the self driving car’s own insurance
the self driving car passenger’s insurance
the self driving car manufacturer’s insurance
the self driving car dealer’s insurance
taxi, business, homeowner, and other policies
Tospeak with an Oregon self driving car accident Oregon attorney now, call 503-201-4570. Some states have specific laws on robot cars. As of 2016, Oregon does not. So for now, injured Oregonians with questions should call a local attorney about their legal options in autonomous car crashes.