Humans are remarkably safe at driving

Here’s a quick question: how far would you have to drive before you die in a car crash? Answer out loud to yourself before you look it up.

The dirty secret in the autonomous industry is that humans are actually incredibly safe. Most humans in a matter of a few hours can operate any multi-ton vehicle in most weather anywhere in the world. As road conditions change humans instantaneously adapt control response and safety protocols. Humans dynamically interact with totally never before seen objects and situations. They regularly fall asleep while going over the speed…