Elon Musk says ‘Ok’ to making Tesla Safety Score available to all owners

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On Wednesday Tesla CEO Elon Musk said “Ok” to making the Safety Score tool available to all owners in an effort to promote safe driving.

Tesla launched their new tool in September last year and the score is determined by analyzing five factors – Forward Collision Warnings per 1,000 miles, Hard Braking, Aggressive Turning, Unsafe Following, and Forced Autopilot Disengagements.

It was implemented as a way to measure how safe a driver is before allowing them to download the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software.

At first only those with a score of 100 were allowed to download and test the software. That limit has now been decreased to 98 and expected to go lower to 97 soon.

It has also since been used in Texas and Illinois to analyze real-time driving behaviour to determine Tesla Insurance rates.

Musk did not clarify if the tool will only be available to owners in the US, or if it will be expanded to international markets, including Canada.

Even if it is limited to US owners, Canadians might see it in the next 2 to 4 weeks, the timeline given by Musk for when FSD Beta will be available north of the border.

Do you think having the Safety Score tool will make you a safer driver? Let us know in the comments below.

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