The Maldonado family, Benjamin Maldonado, Sr, second from left, and his wife Adriana Garcia right, with children Benjamine Maldonado, Jr, left, and Xitlali Raya Garcia, second from right, pose at their San Lorenzo, Calif. home on June 28, 2021, with a portrait of their son Jovani, 15, who was killed when a Tesla operating on autopilot rear-ended the family’s pickup truck. The family is suing Tesla, claiming its Autopilot system was partly responsible. The New York Times

Tesla says autopilot makes its cars safer

Benjamin Maldonado and his teenage son were driving back from a soccer tournament on a California freeway in August 2019 when a truck in front of them slowed. Maldonado flicked his turn signal and moved right. Within seconds, his Ford Explorer pickup was hit by a Tesla Model 3 that was travelling about 60 mph on Autopilot.