Teslas are the Safest Cars in the World: Quarterly Report

The American electric automaker has started releasing a quarterly report regarding the safety of their vehicles. Essentially, they are releasing a small update that compares the average safety of their cars compared to the ones issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Autopilot "Thing"

There is a key aspect here to notice: they split the stats between "driving with Autopilot" and without it. Remember that Autopilot is mainly used in highways and at a higher speed rate than small streets. It means that the average mileage you do on a trip is about 70% - 90% on the highway or high-speed avenues/roads. Still, the numbers are pretty nice to understand the comparison between the assisted and "human" driving factor.

Q1 2019

  • 1 accident for every 2,910,000 miles driven with Autopilot Engaged. 
  • 1 accident for every 1,580,000 miles driven without Autopilot.
  • In the U.S. the average was one accident for every 436,000 miles. (NHTSA report)

Q4 2018

  • One accident for every 2,870,000 miles driven with Autopilot Engaged.
  • One accident for every 1,760,000 miles driven without Autopilot.
  • In the U.S. the average was one accident for every 436,000 miles. (NHTSA report)

Q3 2018

  • One accident for every 3,340,000 miles driven with Autopilot Engaged.
  • One accident for every 1,920,000 miles driven without Autopilot.
  • In the U.S. the average was one accident for every 492,000 miles. (NHTSA report)

You can find the full story at Tesla's Website.

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