Tesla releases Q2 Vehicle Safety Report: 10X better than humanpilot

Tesla released today their quarterly vehicle safety report, which reports on the number of accidents that happened where Tesla vehicles were involved.

When Tesla’s Autopilot feature is engaged, the automaker reported one accident every 7,290,000km. While that is a slight drop from Q1 2020 which saw one accident every 7,531,700km, it is still 43% better than for the same quarter in 2019.

Q3 2018Q4 2018Q1 2019Q2 2019Q3 2019Q4 2019Q1 2020Q2 2020
Tesla5,400,000 km4,680,000 km4,618,000 km5,262,000 km6,984,000 km4,940,000km7,531,700km7,290,000 km
NHTSA791,000km701,000 km701,000 km801,000 km801,000 km770,800km770,800km770,800 km

These figures are in stark contrast to the NHTSA average of 1 automobile crash every 770,800km, making Autopilot more than 10X safer than a human driver.

Tesla also reports on the number of accidents when Autopilot is not engaged, but other active safety features are enabled. In those cases, there was one accident every 3,653,200km. This was an improvement over Q1 2020 which registered one accident every 3,202,500km.

Showing how important and reliable Tesla’s safety features are, when there are none enabled, there was one accident every 2,510,500km.

Interestingly, Tesla no longer refers to accidents in their safety reports as “crash-like events”. You can read the full safety report on Tesla’s website.

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