Tesla proposes partial reimbursement to US owners of Model S and Model X with Autopilot 2.0
According to a recent Electrek report, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has worked out a settlement agreement for a class action lawsuit involving the delays in the rollout of Autopilot 2.0 features.
The lawsuit was filed by some Tesla owners with Autopilot 2.0-equipped Model S or Model X vehicles in the US in 2017, over long delays by the automaker to roll out the features promised for its new Autopilot hardware suite.
Tesla had introduced Autopilot 2.0 in October 2016, and had promised to release over-the-air updates to enable several new features, including active safety features, to Tesla owners with Autopilot 2.0 vehicles. The new Autopilot hardware suite was eventually supposed to lead to ‘fully self-driving capability.’
As per the settlement agreement proposed by Tesla Motors, an amount of $5,032,530 will be placed by the company in a settlement fund for partially reimbursing the affected Tesla owners, and also for paying the attorney fees and the class representative fees.
The settlement terms imply that the affected Model S and Models X owners with Autopilot 2.0 vehicles purchased/leased during the period from October 2016 to September 2017 will be reimbursed an amount of between $20 and $280 by the automaker.
The settlement agreement has reportedly been sent by Tesla Motors to class representatives, who will now thoughtfully consider the reimbursement proposal put forth by the automaker and submit it to the court.
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