Autonomous Teslas implicated in numerous accidents

273 self-driving Teslas have been involved in crashes in just under a year in the US, according to a report by the US Highway Safety Agency NHTSA.

Tesla and autonomous driving, it’s not quite there yet. Cars fitted with this system have been involved in 273 crashes to USA. A report dated June 15 from the US Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA) pinpoints vehicles equipped with this software.

Indeed, Tesla models have been targeted by nearly 70% of reports out of the 392 accidents listed. The majority of them occurred between July 2021 and May 2022. This therefore concerns vehicles equipped with level 2 software. This makes it possible to accelerate or decelerate and to turn the steering wheel if necessary. Nevertheless, the driver must remain attentive in order to be able to regain control at any time.

Datas “not significant”

Still, the users of this system are probably not attentive enough. However, the agency publishing this report does not overwhelm the manufacturer. She thus declares that the figures published on Wednesday ” are not not significant data in terms of safety”.

Thus, the same accident may have been the subject of several reports. In addition, the driving assistant must have been activated at some point during the 30 seconds preceding an accidentto be counted in the report. More specifically, at least a pedestrian or a two-wheeler (bicycle or motorbike) must have been involved. Or else, you have to an individual was taken to hospitalthat the airbag is triggered or that the accident required vehicle removal. Just that.

The NHTSA obviously reminds that the number of accidents must be compared to the number of vehicles equipped with this system. Tesla is the brand with the largest fleet of this type.

Let us recall that the agency recently extended an investigation opened last summer regarding Tesla’s driver assistance system. A recall is possible for the Autopilot.

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