Suit blaming iPhone for student’s death by texting driver is defeated by Apple

Judge agrees with Apple that it has no legal duty to combat distracted driving.

David Kravets – 8/28/2017, 1:31 PM

A California judge is dismissing a lawsuit brought by the family of a 20-year-old Minnesota college student who blames Apple for his 2013 death by an iPhone-wielding texting teen.

The dead boy’s family claims that Apple had a legal duty to help prevent texting while driving and that it could have used patented technology it has developed to prohibit motorists from driving while distracted.

Read more at: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/suit-blaming-iphone-for-students-death-by-texting-driver-is-defeated-by-apple/