Tesla FSD Beta provides a high level of safety. According to the company, FSD Beta-driven Teslas have 0.31 accidents every 1 million miles, five times less than the average in the US.
One of Tesla's main areas of development is the creation of better electric vehicles equipped with a self-driving function. That is why the company is working on Autopilot, which will be able to independently drive Tesla cars, delivering them to any place chosen by owners. In addition, self-driving cars, instead of being idle in parking lots when their owners are at home, at work, or on vacation, could become robotaxis that would bring money to their owners by transporting passengers on their own.
In an effort to achieve this, Tesla is now actively working on FSD Beta. As of today, the company has hundreds of thousands of testers around the world, although they are mostly located in the US and Canada. In order to monitor the safety of its driver assistance systems, Tesla constantly monitors all of its vehicles, recording accidents.
On Monday, the company released its 2022 Impact Report, revealing safety details for its FSD Beta-driven vehicles. According to the data, last year there were 0.31 accidents per million miles driven involving a Tesla car with FSD Beta enabled. Reference is made to the methodology for the quarterly safety report, in which Tesla explains that it also takes into account crashes in which the system was disabled 5 seconds before. Until its recent update, V11.3, the FSD Beta software stack applied only to surface, or city streets. It is worth bearing in mind that surface streets have a higher accident rate than highways as they account for ~30% of miles traveled but 75% of accidents.
According to the NHSTA, in the US, there are 1.53 accidents for every 1 million miles. This means that Tesla vehicles driven by FSD Beta are already about 5 times safer than other vehicles on US roads. Such a result is impressive. Keep in mind that FSD Beta is software in development and its safety will continue to increase while the human driver is already driving the best they can.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.