Tesla has publicly released its Q2 2020 Quarterly Safety Report, showing that the quality of the company’s Autopilot and driving assistance features are better than cars operating without it.
For every 4.53 million miles driven in which drivers had engaged Autopilot, the company announced one accident recorded. It represents the second safest quarter in company history, behind only Q1 2020, which reported one incident every 4.68 million miles driven.
Therefore, cars operating without Autopilot but with other active safety features allowed an accident to be registered once every 2.27 million miles. This is a substantial improvement from the Tesla figures published in Q1 2020, where automobiles that did not operate with Autopilot but used other safety features reported an accident once every 1.99 million miles.
Finally, for every 1.56 million miles driven, Tesla drivers who had neither Autopilot nor any of the company’s active safety features disabled reported one incident. Statistically, Tesla drivers are better than the average driver, whether they use Autopilot, active safety features, both, or neither.
According to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, an automobile crash occurs once every 479,000 miles journeyed.
In 2020, Tesla made major headway in its Autopilot and Full-Self Driving capabilities. The firm is expected to release Automatic Driving on City Streets early, completing the highly awaited Full-Self Driving Package.
CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that Autopilot would receive updates from 2.5~D to 4D for the company’s features. Musk discussed innovations during the July 22 Q2 Earnings Call.
“Things like isolated pictures and doing image recognition on pictures that are harshly correlated in time but not very well and transitioning to kind of a 4D, where it’s like — which is video essentially,” Musk said. “You’re thinking about the world in three dimensions and the fourth dimension being time. So that architectural change, which has been underway for some time but has not really been rolled out to anyone in the production fleet, is what really matters for Full Self-Driving.”
Musk claims the company will carry out a 4D Autopilot program later this year, which will be able to maneuver around traffic signals, stop signs, turns and speed changes.
Autopilot is in continuous development. Tesla has shown once again that driving with the feature is better than driving without it. Tesla’s autonomous and driving aim is to create a better driving environment for everyone on the road, including those who don’t own the company’s electric cars. Nevertheless, by purchasing one of the company’s cars, it can be done easily and efficiently to improve the protection.
Tesla’s safety report is available below.
In the 2nd quarter, we registered one accident for every 4.53 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged. For those driving without Autopilot but with our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 2.27 million miles driven. For those driving without Autopilot and without our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 1.56 million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 479,000 miles.
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