Tesla Q2 Safety Report Shows Improvements and Less Autopilot Accidents

Tesla has just released their Q2 2020 Safety Report, and we can definitely see that some improvements have been made this year. The company even claims that Tesla vehicles are “engineered to be the safest cars in the world”.

The report mentions that Model S, Model X and Model 3 have the lowest probability of injury out of any vehicle tested as part of the New Car Assessment Program, which is done by the U.S Government.

Here is a statement that Tesla has made about making their Autopilot feature safer:

“Because every Tesla is connected, we’re able to use the billions of miles of real-world data from our global fleet – of which more than 1 billion have been driven with Autopilot engaged – to understand the different ways accidents happen. We then develop features that can help Tesla drivers mitigate or avoid accidents.”

Tesla explains that they recorded an accident ever 4.53 million miles driven with the Autopilot feature enabled. As reported by Electrek, this is significantly better than last year’s statistics, which was an Autopilot accident every 3.27 million miles.

However, there is less overall mileage due to the current pandemic and Autopilot is more frequently used on highways. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has plans to eventually license the Autopilot software to competitors, but we still have a long way to go before the feature is fully perfected.