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The Numbers Don't Lie: Self-Driving Cars Are Getting Good

February 2, 2017View for printing

It's report card time for the automakers and Silicon Valley denizens studying the tricky problem of making cars drive themselves, and everyone is passing.

The California DMV just released its annual slate of "disengagement reports," documents provided by the 11 companies that received state permits to test autonomous vehicles by the end of 2015. The results, summarized below, reveal how often humans had to wrest control away from the computer, and why (sort of).

Alex Davies

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