Friday, 01 October 2021 15:46

Tesla Vehicle Safety Report Q2 2021: Numbers Down Again

Written by Mark Kane, Inside EVs


...using Autopilot technology (Autosteer and active safety features)," Tesla said in its report. "For drivers who were not using Autopilot technology (no Autosteer and active safety features), we recorded one crash for every 1.2 million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 484,000 miles."


Important factors:


  • Data for each setting might be collected at different driving scenarios (like simple highway driving or complex city driving), which makes the results incomparable between the categories
  • We don't know the methodology of registering accidents
  • Assuming the methodology was not changed, we can see how each category improves over time
  • NHTSA average for the U.S. (updated rarely) includes all cars, including older ones
  • Results might be affected by various factors, including seasonality (reduced daylight, weather conditions), less driving during COVID-19 lockdown


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