Tesla Reveals FSD Beta Accident Rate for First Time; Compares It to Autopilot and National Average

By Kevin Armstrong
Tesla reveals FSD Beta and Autopilot accident rates
Tesla reveals FSD Beta and Autopilot accident rates
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Tesla's latest Impact Report, which focuses on the company's sustainability and safety initiatives, has provided updated data on the performance of its Full Self Driving (FSD) Beta and Autopilot systems. The new numbers illustrate the significant improvements in road safety when these advanced technologies are utilized.

New Numbers Reveal Significant Safety Improvements

According to the Impact Report, FSD Beta users now have 0.31 accidents per 1 million miles, showcasing the effectiveness of Tesla's ADAS technology. In addition, Teslas with Autopilot engaged demonstrate even better safety performance, with only 0.18 accidents per 1 million miles. These impressive statistics highlight the potential for autonomous systems to drastically reduce accident rates compared to the industry average of 1.53 accidents per 1 million miles.

The report also confirms that Tesla's vehicles remain safer than conventional cars even when the advanced driving features are not in use, thanks to their passive safety systems. These technologies help reduce accidents, making Tesla vehicles safer for drivers and passengers.

The Future of Autonomous Driving and Accident Reduction

As Tesla continues to innovate and develop its FSD Beta and Autopilot systems, the company is setting a new standard for road safety in the age of autonomous driving. This progress is expected to inspire other automakers to adopt similar technologies, leading to a widespread reduction in accidents and improved road safety for everyone.

The data from Tesla's Impact Report demonstrates the potential of autonomous driving technology to save lives and reduce the strain on emergency services. As more drivers embrace these advanced systems and other car manufacturers follow suit, we can anticipate a significant decline in accident rates, making our roads safer for all users.

Tesla's Impact Report Showcases Commitment to Road Safety

The recent Impact Report reflects Tesla's ongoing commitment to improving road safety and reducing the number of accidents involving its vehicles. By continuously refining its autonomous driving technology, Tesla aims to protect its customers and other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

These safety advancements are part of Tesla's broader sustainability initiatives, which include reducing carbon emissions, promoting renewable energy, and minimizing waste. By prioritizing safety alongside environmental concerns, Tesla takes a comprehensive approach to create a better future for all.

Tesla Begins Testing FSD in China

By Karan Singh
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Tesla was recently granted permission to test FSD on Chinese streets – specifically in Shanghai. Just recently, Elon Musk visited China and discussed the potential for FSD to come to China.

Gearing Up for FSD China

This is just the first step for Tesla to begin its customer deployments of FSD – Tesla conducts similar ADAS testing in North America, where special testing vehicles and testing employees run the latest FSD (Supervised) versions against a gamut of real-world, real-life tests.

Tesla has recently been working on translating FSD release notes into multiple languages, alongside building a data center in Shanghai and establishing an FSD Operations and Labelling team at the same center. These are the first, key steps to bringing FSD to a new market that has unique and different traffic rules when compared North America.

China doesn’t have the regulatory hurdles or challenges that Tesla faces in Europe to bring FSD and has been working with Chinese corporations as well as the government, which has now provided its official approval for FSD testing in-country.

We might even see FSD deployed to early testing customers in China by the end of 2025.

ADAS Competitors

There are quite a few competitors in the Chinese market already- with challengers like Xpeng and Xiaomi working on building their own homegrown systems, mostly driven by a mixture of cameras, radars, ultrasonic sensors, and LIDAR. However, many of these systems face similar challenges to other non-Chinese competitors and don’t have the mileage under their belts to tackle Tesla’s dominating lead in data and data processing.

European Union

Tesla is poising itself for an FSD rollout internationally, with increased testing also taking place in the UK, France, and Spain – some of the key locations with unique infrastructure in the European Union. However, some EU-specific regulations restrict how FSD can perform – each and every action must be manually approved by the driver. Until that regulation is changed to adapt to systems like FSD, it won’t be making its way there just yet.

Tesla Cybertruck to Receive Charging Improvements in Upcoming Update

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Former Tesla VP of Powertrain and Energy Drew Baglino previously mentioned that Cybertruck would be receiving charging improvements soon.

Wes Morrill, Tesla’s Cybertruck lead engineer, recently reposted Baglino’s comments on the charge speed update on June 16th and mentioned that it would be coming soon via OTA.

Charging Improvements

The 4680 cell has seen some difficulties in its charge curve, similar to Tesla’s other vehicles that have been deployed with the 4680. Tesla has alluded to difficulties in the manufacturing curve previously, and also with engineering improvements to the new cell standard, and eventually stopped manufacturing the Model Y with the 4680 cells.

However, this is the first time that Tesla has begun to deploy major improvements to the 4680 cell. It appears the improvements will allow up to 154 miles to be recovered in 15 minutes, which is approximately a 30% improvement to current charge rates.

We’re hoping that these improvements to the 4680 will also translate to older Model Y vehicles that have 4680 cells, which will be key to the owners of these vehicles. 4680 production is currently mainly focused on Powerwall, Megapack, and Cybertruck – with Semi not using 4680 yet.

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