The United States authorities continue to put the magnifying glass on Tesla vehicles. According to data from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), Almost 70% of accidents with driver assistance systems occur with vehicles from Elon Musk’s company.
The statistics are taken into account from June 2021, and in total there are 273 accidents, all in the United States.
“This is an unprecedented effort to collect near real-time security data involving these advanced technologies,” said Steven Cliff, quoted by CNBC.
“Understanding the story the data tells will take time, as most of NHTSA’s work does, but it’s a story we need to hear.”
However, Cliff asks for caution when disseminating the information: “I would advise caution before attempting to draw any conclusions based solely on the data we are publishing. In fact, data alone may raise more questions than answers.”
For authorities, the interest is to create a guide to quickly identify possible defect trends and help determine how these systems affect the safety of vehicles.
Honda was second in accidents, with 90 reported, followed by Subaru with 10 and Ford Motors with five. The other companies reported four or fewer accidents (Toyota 4, BMW 3 and General Motors 2).
Tesla: Elon Musk’s company collects all the information in real time and there are more cars
Tesla systems are marketed in the United States under the Autopilot, Full Self Driving, and Full Self Driving Beta brand names.
Elon Musk said on Twitter in early June that the company’s latest version of FSD Beta would be rolled out to 100,000 cars.
According to the AP, Tesla has more vehicles with partially automated systems in the United States: about 830 thousand, since 2014. Plus, it collects real-time online data from vehicles, so your reporting system is much faster.
The AP compares, to take a name, to General Motors: it has sold just over 34,000 vehicles since 2017.
Hence, the NHTSA takes the data with a grain of salt.
As Techcrunch points out: “While all of these variables seem to point in the same direction — relative overreporting of crash data from Tesla and underreporting of crashes involving other automakers — their impact is impossible to quantify from data alone. NHTSA data.