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Model S owner sues Tesla over Autopilot crash

by Justin King

The Model S allegedly crashed into the back of a stalled car on a Florida highway while traveling 80 mph.

Tesla faces another lawsuit from an owner involved in an accident while Autopilot was allegedly engaged.

Shawn Hudson claims Autopilot failed to slow his Model S before it crashed into the back of a stalled car on a Florida highway while traveling around 80 mph, according to lawsuit documents cited by Ars Technica.

Tesla warns drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road while Autopilot is engaged. Hudson's lawyers argue the company has not effectively communicated the system's limitations, however.

"Through a pervasive national marketing campaign and a purposefully manipulative sales pitch, Tesla has duped consumers ... into believing that the autopilot system it offers with Tesla vehicles at additional cost can safely transport passengers at highway speeds with minimal input and oversight from those passengers," the lawsuit argues.

Hudson allegedly suffered "severe permanent injuries" in the crash, which destroyed the front end of the Model S.