- Tesla has posted the quarterly Vehicle Safety Report for Q3 2020 showing marginal improvements with regard to accidents per million miles driven.
- Though the company saw an improvement in accident reports from the previous quarter, it noticed a decline in year-over-year figures for accidents with Autopilot disabled.
- These figures show that Tesla accidents with Autopilot engaged are reducing per million miles driven.
Tesla has published its latest ‘Vehicle Safety Report’ which looks into the number of accidents that have occurred on Tesla vehicles with and without Autopilot enabled. This gives the market a very good idea about the improvements made by the company in terms of Autopilot safety, while also providing a statistical picture of the accidents that take place.
Here’s a brief look at the data provided by Tesla:
- With Autopilot engaged, the company said that it is currently at one accident for every 4.59 million miles driven in Q3 2020. This is an improvement from one accident per 4.53 million miles recorded in Q2 2020. The figure stood at one accident per 4.34 million miles in Q3 2019 which shows significant year-over-year improvement.
- As for the accidents that occurred with Autopilot disengaged but with active safety features enabled, Tesla mentions that Q3 2020 saw an accident every 2.42 million miles. In Q2 2020, the figure stood at one accident per 2.27 million miles whereas the figure stood at one accident per 2.70 million miles driven in Q3 2019.
- Lastly, accidents that occur without autopilot and active safety features stand at one accident per 1.79 million miles in Q3 2020. The number stood at one accident per 1.56 million miles in Q2 2020 and one accident per 1.82 million miles in Q3 2019.
It’s worth noting that the percentage of accidents increased year-over-year in situations where Autopilot was disengaged but safety features were on. A year-over-year increase was also noted among the percentage of accidents wherein both Autopilot and safety features were disabled.
However, the good news here is that Tesla has clearly made progress with regard to accident reduction when Autopilot is enabled. This is something that could encourage more users to embrace the feature.
What do you make of the latest safety report published by Tesla?