By the numbers: How often self-driving cars disengage
This week, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles released the latest data from companies testing AVs in the state, including the total number of self-driving miles logged and how often human backup drivers had to take control of the wheel.Reproduced from the California DMV via The Drive; Chart: Axios VisualsShow less
Why it matters: The so-called disengagement reports are a proxy for how AV technology is progressing. But the data is self-reported and often misinterpreted, so it’s dangerous to draw comparisons.
What they’re saying:
The Wired writes that like many standardized tests, the reports miss a lot. They are poor tools for understanding how well this technology works, and how each company’s progress compares to that of their competitors.