Autopilot is not perfect, that is almost clear to almost all users. But thanks to the updates of data that Tesla offers us in each quarter, we can see that it is a significant improvement in the safety for those on the road. An accessory that has become one of the pillars of the American brand, and that is already part of Tesla’s DNA.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received 127 claims of “sudden unintended acceleration” with Tesla’s vehicles, 110 involving crashes, and 52 with no injuries.
“On December 19, 2019, the Office of Defects Investigation received a defect petition by email requesting a defect investigation of alleged sudden unintended acceleration in model year 2012 through 2019 Tesla Model S, MY 2016 through 2019 Tesla Model X, and MY 2018 through 2019 Tesla Model 3 vehicles. In support of his request, the petitioner cited 127 consumer complaints to NHTSA involving 123 unique vehicles. The reports include 110 crashes and 52 injuries. A copy of the petition will be added to the public file for this defect petition, and ODI will evaluate the petitioner’s allegations to determine if the petition should be granted or denied. If the petition is granted, ODI will open a defect investigation; if the petition is denied, ODI will publish a notice in the Federal Register.”
Most of these claims occurred in parking lots, while the users try to park, and the error may come from humans since Tesla vehicles can be powerful.