An Apple engineer who died when a Tesla Model X hit a barrier on a Silicon Valley expressway is now said to have complained before his death that the SUV`s Autopilot system had malfunctioned. The complaints are part of documents released by the US National Transportation Safety Board, the entity that is investigating this crash which killed engineer Walter Huang.
Prior to the crash Huang described to his brother that the Autopilot had malfunctioned and the vehicle had veered toward the same barrier. Huang died later after hitting that barrier at a hospital due to injuries. His family is suing Tesla and the California Department of Transportation. The NTSB has scheduled a hearing on February 25.
The 2017 Tesla Model X was traveling at 71 MPH when it crashed against that same attenuator, which the NTSB determined had been damagedand repaired more frequently than any other left-exit in Caltran`s District 4. This area includes San Francisco Bay Area with over 7 million peoplein the region. The NTSB will determine what are the next steps to be taken.