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."
"By making a tiny sticker-based modification to our speed limit sign, we were able to cause a targeted misclassification of the MobilEye camera," McAfee researchers said in a blog post.
Tesla executives say the company will produce 50,000 to 55,000 Model 3 vehicles in the coming months.
The goal, which comes in the final days of Tesla's second financial quarter, was to produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles in a week.
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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.