A test case for Tesla

A jury will soon be deciding the implications of “full self-driving” in connection with this personal injury lawsuit:

IMO Tesla should win this case because they clearly warned drivers against using Autopilot on city streets. I think Autopilot is flawed and didn’t spend the $6000 Tesla demanded for the option. Still, it appears they provided adequate warning for its intended use.

The warning might work to sway the case, but the counterclaim is that a vendor cannot defeat liability responsibility by issuing a warning against using a product if the warning is related to what most would believe to be one of the product’s assumed common-sense use. Similar to If you manufactured jack-stands but warned the buyer against using them to hold up a car …