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Tesla Autopilot Sex Act: Elon Musk Courts Controversy

Tesla has already made it clear that its assistive autopilot technology can’t be used without driver’s input

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has courted fresh controversy after approving adult actor Taylor Jackson’s sex act with a man in the driver’s seat while riding an Autopilot-enabled Tesla car.

Jackson uploaded the act on adult entertainment portal pornhub and tweeted: “Holy shit, I made @Tesla the #1 search on pornhub.”

Musk, who is facing scrutiny from the US regulators over his irresponsible tweets, invited fresh controversy with his tweet.

“Turns out there’s more ways to use Autopilot than we imagined,” he replied to Jackson late on Thursday. “Shoulda seen it coming.”

His tweets sparked jokes, memes, GIFs and criticism on the micro-blogging platform.

“I love Teslas, but I honestly hope you don’t do that again. Life is a gift and it’s often too short to do risky stuff,” tweeted a user.

Porbhub also tweeted: “Reporting you (Jackson) to Elon for not having two hands on the wheel with autopilot enabled.”

All autopilot crashes so far involved human drivers willing to control the vehicle at any time and yet couldn’t stop the accidents.

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A Telsa car recharges at a Tesla charging station in Charlotte, N.C.. VOA

A pedestrian was killed in 2018 by a self-driving Uber while the driver was watching content streaming service Hulu.

Tesla has already made it clear that its assistive autopilot technology can’t be used without driver’s input.

Tesla is also being sued by the family of Wei “Walter” Huang, a software engineer who died when his Model X with Autopilot crashed into a highway safety barrier in 2018.

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On the other hand, after weeks of negotiation with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over his controversial Twitter activities, Musk has agreed to more specific oversight on his tweets about the company.

According to the settlement reached between the two parties, all tweets from Musk about Tesla’s financial health, sales or delivery numbers would have to be pre-approved by a company lawyer.

But a tweet on a sex act inside a Tesla? No clarity on that. (IANS)

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Elon Musk Wins in Defamation Trial Over his ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

"Anybody that knows this man knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that Elon's accusations were false," Wood said outside court. "This was not the justice that he deserved under the evidence

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has emerged triumphant from a defamation trial as the federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British man over “pedo guy” tweet, who helped with the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooding Thai cave.

Both Musk and Vernon Unsworth were present for the closing remarks.

Musk appeared unhappy during the closing remarks, while Unsworth, whose back was to the jury, at times looked to be wiping tears from his eyes as Spiro spoke, The Verge reported on Friday.

During the last hearing, Musk’s lawyer told the jury the tweet did not rise to the level of defamation and cases over insults didn’t belong in federal courtrooms.

While, leaving the courtroom, Musk told reporters: “My faith in humanity is restored, the jury did the right thing.”

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. Wikimedia Commons

“I accept the jury verdict, take it on the chin, and move on,” Unsworth said outside court.

As per report, in closing remarks, Unsworth’s attorney, L. Lin Wood, characterized one of Musk’s tweets as “sue or true”. Wood said he believed Musk got involved in the Thai cave rescue as a publicity stunt.

“I believe Elon Musk saw an opportunity to capitalize on the attention,” Wood said in his closing statement.

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Additionally, Wood asked for $5 million in actual damages, $35 million in assumed damages and $150 million in punitive damages.

“Anybody that knows this man knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that Elon’s accusations were false,” Wood said outside court. “This was not the justice that he deserved under the evidence.” (IANS)