In Q2 2019 Tesla registered one accident for every 3.27 million miles driven on Autopilot.
NHTSA data shows that there is one accident for every 498,000 miles in the United States.
So Tesla Autopilot reduces the probability of an accident.
Why is Autopilot so safe?
There are several reasons why Tesla’s Autopilot improves safety:
- Active safety features, such as a collision avoidance system, thanks to the various camera’s and sensors.
- Real-world data that helps Tesla understand the different ways accidents happen (and how to avoid them).
- Over-the-air updates to improve the safety of Autopilot.