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Federal Study Said Tesla Autopilot Reduces Crashes by 40%
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Feb 11, 2019 2:43 PM 1+ mon ago

A new analysis of data from crashes involving Tesla vehicles has reportedly refuted claims previously made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the safety of Elon Musk's electric vehicles. The Analysis finds that rather than the Tesla autopilot feature reducing airbag deployments by 40 percent as the government claims, it actually resulted in nearly a 60 percent increase in airbag deployments.

Safety Research & Strategies Inc. reports that a new analysis of data related to car crashes involving Tesla vehicles autopilot feature has brought into question previous claims made by the NHTSA about the safety of Tesla vehicles. The government originally claimed that the autopilot feature reduced crashes by about 40 percent, while the new analysis finds a 59 percent increase in airbag deployments.

On May 7, 2016, a Tesla driver named Joshua Brown was killed when his 2015 Tesla Model S vehicle in Autopilot mode collided with a tractor-trailer in Williston, Florida. A month later, an investigation into Tesla's Automatic Emergency Braking system and ...

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