A rideshare driver is suing Tesla Motors after claiming that one of their cars went rogue and nearly clipped some bystanders. The incident occurred while the driver was operating the car for work, and he claims that it forced him to crash it to avoid hitting anyone.
The lawsuit alleges that despite being warned by the car’s sensors, no action was taken by Tesla before this incident. Furthermore, they claim there were multiple issues with the vehicle before this happened including a malfunctioning accelerator pedal as well as a faulty brake system.
Tesla has yet to comment on these allegations but many safety experts are concerned about what could happen if autonomous vehicles become more common on our roads. They worry about how reliable these cars will be when faced with unpredictable situations, such as pedestrians or animals crossing paths unexpectedly or sudden changes in road conditions due to weather or construction projects nearby.
This case serves as an important reminder of why we must ensure all autonomous vehicles are thoroughly tested before allowing them onto public roads where people’s lives may be at stake should something go wrong during the operation.