ROME – Tesla has reported 273 automobile accidents involving its advanced driver assistance systems since July, more than any other automaker, according to data released by US automotive safety regulators.
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Automakers and advanced auto technology companies have reported more than 500 incidents since June 2021, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Nhtsa) issued an order requiring companies to provide information on incidents involving advanced vehicle assistance systems. guide. It must be said, however, that the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent investigative agency of the United States government, has stated that the data is not standardized, so it is difficult to evaluate the performance of the system of each car manufacturer.
The report contains “a jumble of data” that makes it difficult to understand, said Jennifer Homendy, president of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), adding: “Tesla collects a huge amount of high-quality data, which could mean which are overrepresented in the Nhtsa report “.
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The NHTSA in its order had ordered companies to quickly report all accidents involving Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and vehicles equipped with autonomous driving systems being tested on public roads. Of the 392 accidents reported by a dozen car manufacturers since July, six were killed and five were seriously injured. Honda Motor reported 90 accidents, Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, Waymo reported 62 accidents involving automated driving systems, while General Motors’ Cruise had 23. Nhtsa said the first data set it has already been used to initiate investigations and recalls.