What We Can Learn about Autonomous Progress from California Disengagement Reports

Autonomous cars are hot. So hot that California monitors the ability of them yearly. Now it’s not perfect but it tells a story of progress for the cars as they develop and when those systems are disengaged or when they sent driverless. The biggest statistic is that real world miles were lowered. More often they were simulated as to make sure it is safe and reacted properly

Key Takeaways:

  • The annual reports on autonomous testing in California required by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles are far from a perfect measure of any company’s self-driving competence.
  • Among the broader takeaways: California’s reputation as the epicenter for autonomous testing may be fading.
  • The goal of these tests is not to complete an endurance run, but further development of software and hardware solutions that may be offered for future customer automated driving projects,” the company said in a statement

“Laundry list of disclaimers now aside, the California DMV’s latest disengagement reports cover the 19 companies required to file them for the testing period from December 1, 2016, through November 30, 2017.”