New Waymo study shows robotaxis get in far fewer crashes than human drivers

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Robotaxis get in far fewer crashes than human drivers: Waymo study
A new study released by Waymo on Wednesday is showing that its robotaxis have a 90% lower crash rate than human drivers in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A new study released by Waymo Wednesday is showing that its robotaxis have a 90% lower crash rate than human drivers in San Francisco.

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The study covers 7.1 million miles across three cities, including more than 1.5 million in San Francisco- comparing driverless cabs with human drivers.

Waymo's submitted the study to scientific journals to be peer-reviewed, which is a process that's likely to take several months. Meanwhile, some academics have already looked at the study and say it provides reason to positive about the safety of autonomous driving technology.

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