Tesla Q4 2021 Safety Report: Autopilot continues to deliver


Tesla released their quarterly safety report today, and Autopilot continues to deliver a safer driving record than human drivers.

The latest numbers from Tesla shows that Tesla’s using Autopilot experienced one crash for every 4.31 million miles driven.

In comparison, for drivers not using Autopilot technology, which includes Autosteer and active safety features, human-controlled Tesla’s recorded one crash for every 1.59 million miles driven.

Overall, Tesla drivers and their vehicles are leaps and bounds ahead of the average driver in the United States, which on average records one crash per 484,000 miles in the US per the NHTSA.

The Q4 numbers are a little worse than Q3 of 2021, but the season does come into play. Q4 has a higher crash rate due to reduced daylight and routine inclement or winter weather conditions.

However, year-over-year, Tesla’s Autopilot has improved.

Comparing Q4 2020, Tesla’s using Autopilot experienced one accident for every 3.45 million miles.

While for those who were not driving with any active safety features, Autopilot experienced one accident for every 1.27 million miles.

At least to say, Tesla’s on the road safety continues to improve its already pretty stellar safety record.

With Autopilot engaged, Tesla’s are almost 200 per cent less likely to be involved in a crash on US roads.

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Originally from the West Coast, Scott is an avid writer & EV enthusiast now living in Ottawa. He holds a MA in Political Science and once played professional football in the German Football League. Email scott@driveteslacanada.ca