As has become tradition, Tesla has released their quarterly Vehicle Safety Report and it once again shows its driver-assist features are much safer than human drivers.
According to the latest figures from Tesla, there is just one accident for every 7.38 million kms (4.59 million miles) driven while Autopilot is engaged. That is an improvement from Q2 which saw one accident every 7.29 million kms (4.53 million miles).
While the number sounds impressive, it is even more so when put up against the fact there is a car accident every 770,875kms (479,000 miles) in the US.
Tesla also provides figures for when Autopilot is not engaged, but other “active safety features” are. In those situations, there is one accident every 3.89 million km (2.42 million miles), still far ahead of the national average.
In situations where Autopilot is not engaged, and there are no other active safety features turned on, there is one Tesla accident every 2.88 million km (1.79 million miles).
With the automaker having just released their first beta of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) software, it will be interesting to see how these numbers change over the coming months and years.
You can read the full report on Tesla’s website.