According to foreign media reports, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla recently released the third quarter of 2020 vehicle safety report. The report showed that the company’s autopilot (automatic assisted driving system) had an extended safe driving range during the quarter.

According to the report, in the third quarter, with the use of autopilot, an accident occurred every 4.59 million miles (7.38 million km) of Tesla cars, which was 60000 miles (about 100000 km) longer than the 4.53 million miles reported in the last quarter, and a significant improvement compared with the 4.34 million miles (about 6.98 million km) reported in the third quarter of last year.

Tesla vehicles that don’t start autopilot but have Tesla’s active safety function have an accident every 2.42 million miles (about 3.89 million km), which is 150000 miles (about 240000 km) longer than the 2.27 million miles (about 3.65 million km) reported last quarter. In the third quarter of 2019, every 2.7 million miles (4.34 million km) of Tesla vehicles will have an accident.

The distance between accidents of Tesla vehicles without autopilot and active safety function increased from 1.56 million miles (2.51 million km) to 1.79 million miles (2.88 million km). In the third quarter of 2019, there will be an accident for every 1.82 million miles (2.93 million km) of Tesla vehicles.

In contrast, according to the NHTSA, an average of 479000 miles (770000 km) of other vehicles are involved in an accident.

So, in terms of accident data, the third quarter is the second safe quarter in the company’s history. In terms of safe mileage, Tesla autopilot has once again proved to be the safest way to operate a car.

At present, Tesla’s autopilot technology is autopilot, but it is only partially automated. Different from autopilot, automatic driving technology can achieve “zero intervention”.

Recently, Tesla launched a test version of full automatic driving software to some customers. It is reported that the test version of the software can provide full automatic driving ability for all models of the company.

If the test is successful, musk may eventually launch a fully functional automatic driving software to the public by the end of this year, which will make Tesla’s car closer to competitors such as waymo and cruise who are actively pursuing level 5 automatic driving.

Last week, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said that the full automatic driving (FSD) function was expected to be launched by the end of this year.

Editor in charge: yyx

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