Tesla's Autopilot system relies on vision rather than LIDAR, which means it can be tricked by messages on billboards and projections created by hackers.
Documents filed in a San Jose federal court Tuesday described the case of Yoshihiro Umeda, the 44-year-old victim, as being the first "autopilot-related death involving a pedestrian."
A witness who recorded the video said he called 911 after spotting the driver. Tesla has stressed autopilot is not fully autonomous, describing it as a "driver assistance system."
"We were going about 75 mph on the highway, and he was just totally out," the man who recorded the video has claimed.
Tesla confirmed Friday that its Model X car was on autopilot when it crashed into a highway median in Mountain View, California last week, immediately killing its driver.
"We have never seen this level of damage to a Model X in any other crash," Tesla said.
Despite the Grammy-nominated producer's claims, the court says there is a different reason his ticket was dismissed.
The self-driving Tesla Model S was travelling at 65 mph when it crashed on a California freeway.
Joshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with a truck while it was in the "Autopilot" mode.
Safety concerns and test drive accidents are pushing back the date of launch by decades.
Autopilot will make 'more effective use of radar' to issue warnings to drivers after May traffic death in Florida.
Elon Musk's latest masterplan includes electric bus fleets and self-driving taxis.
Tesla's CEO claims semi-autonomous mode on electric carmaker's vehicles halve the probability of an accident.
New "autopilot" features, designed for cars built after September 2014, will be available for customers in the United States.
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