Sorry Elon Musk, There’s No Clear Evidence Autopilot Saves Lives

Sorry Elon Musk, there’s no clear evidence Autopilot saves lives

This week, we’ve talked to several automotive safety experts, and none has been able to point us to clear evidence that Autopilot’s semi-autonomous features improve safety. And that’s why news sites like ours haven’t written stories ‘about how autonomous cars are really safe.’ Maybe that will prove true in the future, but right now the data just isn’t there.

Musk has promised to publish regular safety reports in the future—perhaps those will give us the data needed to establish whether Autopilot actually improves safety.