Tesla has launched Safety Score version 2.0 to make the score more accurate. The company is featuring several updates, which includes two new Safety Factors, and updates to how driving behavior is measured and Safety Score calculated.
Tesla's Safety Score Beta is an assessment of driving behavior based on several metrics called Safety Factors. These are combined to estimate the likelihood that driving could result in a future collision. The company combines daily Safety Scores (up to 30 days) to calculate the aggregated Safety Score, displayed on the main ‘Safety Score’ screen of the Tesla app. Safety Score Beta is intended to provide drivers transparency and feedback on their driving behaviors to encourage safer driving and potentially pay less for insurance. The Safety Score is a value between 0 and 100, where a higher score indicates safer driving.
On Friday, Tesla launched Safety Score 2.0, a new version of its driver-rating system. The company strives to make it more perfect and fair, as this directly affects insurance costs. As described, Safety Score 2.0 contains several updates, including two new Safety Factors and updates to how driving behavior is measured and Safety Score calculated.
Here are the key changes from version 1.2 to version 2.0:
- Added Excessive Speeding as a new Safety Factor. More time spent driving over 85 mph will lead to a lower Safety Score.
- Added Unbuckled Driving as a new Safety Factor. Time spent driving over 10 mph without buckling the driver’s seatbelt will lead to a lower Safety Score.
- Updated Late Night Driving to be risk weighted based on when you are driving from 10 PM – 4 AM. The impact of late night driving on your Safety Score will depend on the proportion of time spent driving in each hour from 10 PM – 4 AM. The impact on your Safety Score is now reduced earlier in the night and increased later in the night.
- Updated Hard Braking Safety Factor to exclude braking events that occur when the vehicle detects a yellow traffic light.
There are several Safety Factors that impact your Safety Score. These are measured directly by your Tesla vehicle using various sensors on the vehicle and Autopilot software.
Forward Collision Warnings per 1,000 Non-Autopilot Miles
Late Night Driving
Forced Autopilot Disengagement
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