National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports on Levels 2-5


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released data on crashes for ADAS and ADS systems, as reported by automakers and operators. Data was collected for the time period July 2021-May 2022.

Find the SAE Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) summary report here and the SAE Levels 3-5 automated driving systems (ADS) summary report here. Report was published in June 2022.

According to the NHTSA summary release:

“One crash reported for an ADS-equipped vehicle resulted in serious injuries, and 108 of the crashes resulted in no injuries. Of the 130 reported crashes for ADS-equipped vehicles, 108 involved collisions with another vehicle, and 11 involved a vulnerable road user, such as a pedestrian or cyclist.

For vehicles with SAE L2 ADAS, the data show that alleged serious injuries or a fatality occurred in 11 of the 98 crashes where information on injuries was reported. Of the reported crashes for SAE L2 ADAS, at least 116 of the collisions were with another vehicle, and at least four involved a vulnerable road user.”

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