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Date with Disaster: Tesla reports fewer miles until collision using Autopilot tech

Toronto, Ontario — Tesla just released its second quarter vehicle safety report and things aren’t looking promising for Autopilot, as the longtime EV frontrunner reports that accident frequency when using the technology is up since last year.

While the journey to an AI-induced collision is technically slightly more distant now than in the first quarter of 2021, Tesla has reported a rate of one crash per 4.41 million miles driven on its vehicles equipped with Autopilot technology. This marks a 2.6 percent decrease in miles-until-accident year-over-year.

“In the second quarter, we recorded one crash for every 4.41 million miles driven in which drivers were using Autopilot technology (Autosteer and active safety features),” Tesla said in its report. 

“For drivers who were not using Autopilot technology (no Autosteer and active safety features), we recorded one crash for every 1.2 million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 484,000 miles.”

At this time, there is no data for driving without Autopilot but with active safety features.

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  1. Your understanding of “not” is very clearly somewhat at odds with mine. In other words this article’s headline is yet more Tesla click-bait clap-trap!

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