Tesla: Electric car manufacturer offers settlement payment one day before trial begins. Walter Huang, a 38-year-old Apple engineer, had a fatal accident in his Tesla in March 2018 - while his electric car had activated the autopilot.

His family has argued for years that company boss Elon Musk shared responsibility for the accident because Huang believed his statements about the reliability of the Autopilot. It is not clear from court documents released Monday how much the company plans to pay. The company requested that the amount be kept secret.