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Are Driverless Cars Safer Than Human Drivers? Waymo's Safety Record Revealed

TLDRWaymo, the driverless car company, shares new research on its safety record, showing that its driverless cars are three times less likely to be involved in a crash and nine times less likely to be involved in a crash with injuries compared to human drivers in San Francisco. However, some experts believe that there are not enough miles logged by driverless cars to conclusively prove their safety superiority over human drivers.

Key insights

🚗Waymo's driverless cars are three times less likely to be involved in a crash compared to human drivers in San Francisco.

🔒Waymo's driverless cars are nine times less likely to be involved in a crash with injuries compared to human drivers in San Francisco.

🚦Waymo's driverless cars have logged more than 7 million miles on public roadways over the past four years.

🌧️Waymo's driverless cars don't operate in severe weather conditions like fog or heavy rain.

📊Waymo has not disclosed the exact number of driverless cars it has on the road.

Q&A

Are Waymo's driverless cars safer than human drivers?

According to Waymo's research, its driverless cars are three times less likely to be involved in a crash and nine times less likely to be involved in a crash with injuries compared to human drivers.

How many miles have Waymo's driverless cars logged?

Waymo's driverless cars have logged more than 7 million miles on public roadways over the past four years.

Do Waymo's driverless cars operate in severe weather conditions?

No, Waymo's driverless cars do not operate in severe weather conditions like fog or heavy rain.

Has Waymo disclosed the number of driverless cars it has on the road?

Waymo has not disclosed the exact number of driverless cars it has on the road.

Are there any ongoing government investigations regarding the safety of driverless cars?

Waymo's main competitor, GM's Cruise, is currently under two separate government investigations regarding safety issues.

Timestamped Summary

00:10Waymo is sharing new research on the safety record of its driverless cars in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.

00:24Waymo's driverless cars have logged more than 7 million miles on public roadways over the past four years.

01:18After analyzing its own crash data against humans, Waymo found that its driverless cars were three times less likely to be involved in a crash reported to police and nine times less likely to be involved in a crash with injuries compared to San Francisco drivers.

02:22Waymo's driverless cars don't operate in severe weather conditions like fog or heavy rain.

03:51GM's Cruise, Waymo's main competitor, remains off the road due to recent layoffs and two separate government investigations investigating safety issues.