Motor vehicles that can drive themselves, also known as self-driving cars, autonomous vehicles, or AVs, are considered to be far safer than regular automobiles. However, the nagging issue remains, just how safe are autonomous vehicles at the moment? The short answer is we are not there yet.
Regardless of the incredible time and effort going into the technology of self-driving vehicles, fully autonomous cars are still unavailable for the general public except at special trial programs. Many vehicles today have started incorporating features from autonomous driving like automatic braking and handling simple highway driving but we are still a long way from fully autonomous cars.
With most companies in the industry scrambling to get the first working fully autonomous vehicle out to the public, a lot of testing is being conducted in the background. In this report, we’ve compiled the largest list of interesting autonomous vehicle statistics and facts.