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A sits on the steering wheel of a Tesla Inc. Model 3 electric vehicle in the Tesla store in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Tesla is poised to increase production at its California car plant and is back in hiring mode, according to an internal email sent days after the company wrapped up a record quarter of deliveries. “These technologies hold great promise to improve safety, but we need to understand how these vehicles are performing in real-world situations,” NHTSA Administrator Steve Cliff told reporters ahead of the release of the data. (Credit: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc. reported the vast majority of crashes involving automated driver-assist systems that have been disclosed to the U.S.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), according to new figures from the regulator that it says are too limited to draw any safety conclusions.

Tesla accounted for 273 of 367 such crashes reported by 12 auto companies to NHTSA between July 2021 and May 15 of this year, the agency said. Across all reported accidents, serious injury or death occurred in 11 of the 98 collisions for which severity data was collected. A further 294 incidents lacked information about harm to vehicle occupants.

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