Tesla Cars With Autopilot Are Over Six Times Safer Than Average US Car

Tesla Cars With Autopilot Are Over Six Times Safer Than Average US Car

Brian Wang |
January 10, 2019 |

In the 4th quarter, Tesla cars had one accident for every 2.91 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged. For those driving without Autopilot, we registered one accident for every 1.58 million miles driven.

NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 436,000 miles. Tesla cars with autopilot engaged are 6.6 times safer than average US cars. Tesla cars without autopilot are 3.6 times safer than average US cars.

As of today Tesla owners have driven 1 billion (!) miles with Autopilot engaged pic.twitter.com/16jMYrAZ7u

— Tesla (@Tesla) November 28, 2018

Tesla *with* Autopilot engaged is twice as safe & continues to make steady improvements https://t.co/8dhVPUDeh0

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 10, 2019

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