Elon Musk claimed that Tesla's Autopilot feature is now ten times more efficient compared to the average car and EV when it comes to preventing road accidents.

"Tesla with Autopilot engaged now approaching 10 times lower chance of accident than the average vehicle," said Elon Musk via his latest Twitter post.

Tesla's Q1 Statement Supported by Elon Musk: He Claims Autopilot Feature Now 10x More Efficient
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Elon Musk, Chairman, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors, addresses a press conference to declare that the Tesla Motors releases v7.0 System in China on a limited basis for its Model S, which will enable self-driving features such as Autosteer for a select group of beta testers on October 23, 2015 in Beijing, China. The v7.0 system includes Autosteer, a new Autopilot feature.

His latest tweet was able to generate more than 6,000 comments, 10,000 retweets, and 100,000 likes.

Even Jordan Belfort, one of the best stock trainers in the world, jokingly said that he wants to buy Elon Musk's autopilot innovation. As of the moment, the giant tech CEO hasn't replied to Belfort.

Tesla Q1 report for its Autopilot tech

Tesla released its Q1 2021 report for its autopilot technology. The giant electric car manufacturer also shared a screenshot of it on Twitter.

Tesla's Q1 Statement Supported by Elon Musk: He Claims Autopilot Feature Now 10x More Efficient
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The inside of a Tesla vehicle is viewed as it sits parked in a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 5, 2016 in New York City. The electric car company and its CEO and founder Elon Musk have come under increasing scrutiny following a crash of one of its electric cars while using the controversial autopilot service. Joshua Brown crashed and died in Florida on May 7 in a Tesla car that was operating on autopilot, which means that Brown's hands were not on the steering wheel.

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"In the 1st quarter, we registered one accident for every 4.19 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged," said the company via Electrek's latest report.

Tesla also explained that it recorded one accident for every 2.05 million miles driven when drivers are using active safety features, but without Autopilot.  

On the other hand, Tesla also confirmed that it was able to register one accident for every 978,000 miles driven when the popular Autopilot feature is not activated.

This is a great improvement since Business Insider previously reported that Tesla's Autopilot can only reduce accidents by around 50%.

What is Tesla Autopilot's flaw? 

Some analysts explained that the report issued by Tesla is not an ideal way to describe its technology. They claimed that the newly released data is not that accurate since Tesla's Autopilot is usually used for highway driving. 

On the other hand, experts explained that most road accidents happen within cities and undivided routes. If you want to know further details, all you need to do is click this link.

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