Tesla Vehicles with Autopilot Engaged Saw Fewer Accidents in Q4 2022

Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.

Tesla released its vehicle safety report for the fourth quarter of 2022, showing fewer accidents with Autopilot engaged than the national average, and fewer than those without Autopilot engaged while driving (via @SawyerMerritt).

In Q4, Tesla recorded one crash for every 4.85 million miles driven with Autopilot engaged. The figure can be compared to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) data, in which the agency reported one auto accident for every 652,000 miles driven on average in the U.S.

Without Autopilot engaged, Tesla drivers still outperformed the national average, recording one accident for every 1.4 million miles driven.

Tesla releases its vehicle safety report on a quarterly basis, dating back as far as the third quarter of 2018.

For most quarters over the past few years, the number of miles driven per accident has increased to show improvements in safety, with the safest quarter having been Q1 last year.

The news also comes after Tesla’s Model Y was named a Top Safety Pick Plus for 2023 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and after the Model S and Model Y were both awarded record-breaking safety scores from Euro NCAP.

In China, the Tesla Model Y was also given a G Plus safety rating for its Autopilot driver assistance system.