From Transport Evolved.
As companies make ever-impressive strides in vehicle safety and sensor technology, we’re seeing more and more semi-autonomous vehicles hit the roads.
One argument used for their adoption is safety statistics which clearly show semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles are (usually) safer than human drivers.
But as one academic study uncovered recently, there’s some significant issues with citing safety statistics of vehicles with semi-autonomous features when their use is restricted to only some types of road – roads which traditionally have fewer accidents.
Here’s our deep-dive into those studies – and what the implications are for autonomous vehicles moving forward (even if they’re still safer than humans alone).
00:00 – Introduction
01:32 – Subscribe and support the show!
01:50 – More companies than ever before using semi-autonomous and ADAS systems
02:13 – Tesla’s safety statistics V Regulation
03:33 – The challenges of non-standardized safety statistics
04:15 – What is ACTUALLY considered an "accident"?
05:09 – Autonomous and partially autonomous more likely to be hit
06:34 – Some points to bear in mind based on current fleet technology
08:50 – Autopilot STILL safer than non-autopilot *with a smaller margin
11:24 – Thanks, and goodbye!
Presenter, Camera, Script, Coloring : Kate Walton-Elliott
End Credits, Artwork: Erin Carlie
Audio, Editor, Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Source Study: https://engrxiv.org/preprint/view/1973/3986
Source Tweet: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1383548841438236674
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