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19 December, 2022

Tesla fatalities map

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Tesla fatalities map. Tesla is under US criminal investigation over self-driving claims according to The Guardian

"Tesla is under US criminal investigation over self-driving claims...

Reuters learns US DoJ launched investigation last year after more than a dozen crashes, some fatal, involving Autopilot system." -  The Guardian

Where have fatal accidents involving Teslas occurred? How many people were killed or injured? Was the driver hurt? Pedestrians? How many of these accidents involved the Tesla Autopilot system?

How does Tesla's safety record compare to other luxury electric vehicles? Where can you find details about cars' safety rankings? Follow along with this StoryMap created with data from TeslaDeaths, NY Times, The Guardian and other sources with details on over 200 fatal Tesla accidents.

Do your research: Buy a safe electric vehicle

Tesla under US criminal investigation over self-driving claims, sources say
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Reuters learns US DoJ launched investigation last year after more than a dozen crashes, some fatal, involving Autopilot system
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Is the Autopilot system safe?

"Tesla Says Autopilot Makes Its Cars Safer. Crash Victims Say It Kills.A California family that lost a 15-year-old boy when a Tesla hit its pickup truck is suing the company, claiming its Autopilot system was partly responsible... accidents involving Autopilot could threaten Tesla’s standing and force regulators to take action against the company. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has about two dozen active investigations into crashes involving Autopilot.

At least three Tesla drivers have died since 2016 in crashes in which Autopilot was engaged and failed to detect obstacles in the road. In two instances, the system did not brake for tractor-trailers crossing highways. In the third, it failed to recognize a concrete barrier. In June, the federal traffic safety agency released a list showing that at least 10 people have been killed in eight accidents involving Autopilot since 2016." - NY Times

Criminal investigation underway

Tesla is under criminal investigation in the United States over claims that the company’s electric vehicles can drive themselves, three people familiar with the matter said. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) launched the previously undisclosed investigation last year following more than a dozen crashes, some of them fatal, involving Tesla’s driver assistance system known as Autopilot, which was activated during the accidents, the people said.

As part of the latest investigation, prosecutors in Washington and San Francisco are examining whether Tesla misled consumers, investors and regulators by making unsupported claims about its driver assistance technology’s capabilities, the sources said." - The Guardian

How to use the Tesla Fatalities map

Infographics make complex issues easier to understand

How do you explain the risk around a vehicle that has been involved with dozens of fatalities? Lots of data? Accidents across the country? Conflicting safety claims?


Take Away:
 Help people make better decisions with maps and infographics.

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