New study has shown that Tesla’s autopilot can prevent up to 80% of accidents. Scientists believe that the introduction of full-fledged sensors in Europe needs to be accelerated.
A new study by scientists from Germany showed that Tesla’s autopilot had significantly fewer accidents than cars without this technology. The option comes standard on all Tesla cars and can keep the car in lane and change speed to keep up with traffic. In this case, the driver must ensure the technology and not let go of the steering wheels from the steering wheel.
However, the researchers note that strict European regulation has limited the capabilities of the autopilot – their functionality is much less, so the machines are not able to cope with as many emergency situations as the software in the United States. Ferdinand Dudenhoffer, director of the Center for Automotive Research in Duisburg, Germany, notes that regulation of autonomous vehicles is progressing too slowly. The number of road accidents per kilometer traveled has been increasing over the past three years, the scientist added that the autopilot could reduce that number of accidents.
The Center for Automotive Research in Duisburg calculated that if all cars in Germany had been equipped with Tesla autopilot in the previous year, there would have been only 29,000 accidents. In fact, 282,000 road accidents were recorded in the country.
Tesla’s data also confirms that cars with autopilot enabled to have far fewer accidents per kilometer. This technology could improve driver safety if all vehicles were equipped with the same sensors. At the same time, Tesla is open to technology licensing in Europe.