NHTSA Says Tesla Accounts for Most Driver-Assisted Involved Accidents By

© Reuters. NHTSA Says Tesla (TSLA) Accounts for Most Driver-Assisted Involved Accidents

By Michael Elkins

Tesla (NASDAQ:) represented 273 of 367 crashes including automated driver-assist, reported by 12 automobile business to NHTSA in between July 2021 and May 15 of this year, according to the NHTSA.

“These technologies hold great promise to improve safety, but we need to understand how these vehicles are performing in real world situations,” NHTSA Administrator Steve Cliff informed press reporters ahead of the release of the information. At the very same time, NHTSA stated the figures shouldn’t be utilized to make security conclusions.

The information does not have contextual info required to develop a rate of occurrences, such as the variety of cars in each producer’s fleet that were geared up with driver-assist systems, how typically motorists utilize them, or the variety of miles driven. Crash reports might likewise be duplicative, it stated.

NHTSA stated that, even with its restrictions, the information will assist much better comprehend how the systems are carrying out, prospective threats to pedestrians and other susceptible roadway users, rule-making efforts and enforcement actions.

“This will help our investigators quickly identify potential defect trends that could emerge, some of which will warrant further explore exploration,” Cliff stated.

The company will upgrade the information on its site monthly.


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