Snapchat is ending the "Speed Filter" that figured in multiple lawsuits over car crashes, according to a report in NPR. The filter, which purported to let users see how fast they were going, was cited in a lawsuit by parents who said the filter pushed their sons into a fatal car crash in 2017, for instance.
Some legal scholars also said a federal appeals court decision in May that the lawsuit could proceed might eventually prompt the Supreme Court to take up a case on a controversial legal protection that limits liability for tech companies.
The filter had also figured in other lawsuits over injuries or deaths following crashes that involved excessive speed, NPR reported. The company subsequently put on warnings and capped the speed that it would display at 35 miles per hour.