Tesla Autopilot Safety

Verifying and improving L2 safety on the roads

Mohsen Khalkhali
Aug 3, 2020 · 2 min read

Crash tests have become an essential part of introducing new vehicles to market. As new vehicles are becoming smarter, I’ve been thinking about new mobility risks in a world of ACES (automated, connected, electrified and shared) vehicles.

To feel confident that we’re ready for this world, especially one where automated driving is commonplace, I’ve been trying to answer a few questions and find enough evidence to verify if and how roads are going to be safer with more technology in vehicles. Here are my questions:

Big questions about automated driving safety:

  1. Are L2 vehicles safer than L1 and L0 vehicles?
  2. Can L2 lead to safer roads?
  3. Is video essential for L2 vehicles in use today?
  4. Can video data lead to better safety metrics than traditional telematics?
  5. Is video monitoring the most innovative way to understand driving behavior?
  6. Is building a L2 video dataset important today?
  7. Is building a video dataset important in future?
  8. Can we build an automated driving safety model?
  9. Is driver assistance scoring a good way to benchmark L2 systems?

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

It’s good to see Tesla, the leader in L2 systems, publish a safety report like this, but I believe we need more evidence to help the public, regulators and other vehicle manufacturers in verifying and adopting more technology on the road.

This is a post at the intersection of automated driving and road safety. We are exploring risk management and insurance implications of automated driving. Road transportation is changing dramatically, we believe the future of auto insurance will change too.

Mohsen Khalkhali

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