9 times fewer accidents on average with Autopilot activated than other cars

Tesla has just released its Tesla Vehicle Safety Report for the fourth quarter of 2021, and the findings are clear. On average, you are 9 times less likely to have an accident with a Tesla than with another vehicle.

Tesla’s electric cars are often considered examples of safety, in particular thanks to their resistance to shocks and the various driver assistance systems that help reduce accidents.

White Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3 – Credit: Unsplash

In its fourth quarter 2021 Tesla vehicle safety report, the automaker announced that it had recorded an average of than one accident every 6.94 million kilometers when his cars had Autopilot activatedfar from the average of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States.

In fact, according to the NHTSA, an accident occurs every 779,000 kilometers in the United States with other cars. In other words, accidents are on average close to 9 times more common with other vehicles. Tesla also indicates that accidents in its Tesla cars only occur once every 2.56 million kilometers driven, which is also well above the national average.

Tesla cars are getting safer

With an accident every 6.94 million kilometers with Autopilot activated, Teslas can be considered one of the safest cars in the world. According to Tesla figures, these are more and more safe each year, since in 2020, we could see that vehicles equipped with the Autopilot system were involved in an accident once every 5.55 million kilometers. .

In 2019, Tesla cars suffered an accident every 4.94 million kilometers on average in the same quarter. Nevertheless, even if the Autopilot system improves year by yearthis one is not infallible. Indeed, without LiDAR, a Tesla Model Y recently misfired and crushed a child’s dummy during a test.

In addition to being less accident-prone than competitors’ cars, Teslas are also known to be very durable. The Tesla Model Y, for example, received 5 stars in all categories during NHTSA crash tests.

Source: Tesla

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