On January 16th, Tesla released the “Vehicle Safety Report for the Fourth Quarter of 2021”. The report shows that in the fourth quarter of 2021, with an average driving distance of 4.31 million miles (about 6.94 million kilometers), there will be 1 traffic during driving with the participation of Autopilot.
Accidents, the safety is increased by 25% year-on-year; in the driving process without the participation of Autopilot automatic assisted driving, but with active safety functions, 2.71 traffic accidents will occur, and the safety is increased by 20% year-on-year.
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At the same time, the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that there are 8.9 traffic accidents per 431 miles (about 6.94 million kilometers) driven in the United States. Tesla Autopilot makes driving 8.9 times safer than the U.S. average.
In order to provide the public with important safety information for Tesla vehicles, Tesla said it began releasing quarterly safety data in October 2018 and voluntarily releasing data on vehicle fires beginning in July 2019. Accident rates for all vehicles on the road can vary from season to season and are affected by seasonal factors such as reduced sunshine hours and severe weather conditions.