In today's Star Tribune was an article discussing the safety differences between Tesla's autopilot feature and human drivers. The article noted: "In the first quarterly report on the safety of its autonomous vehicles, Tesla said it recorded one crash for every 3.34 million miles driven when the autopilot was engaged." When you compare that with data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration you see that when humans are behind the wheel there is one crash for every 492,000 miles driven in the United States.
In this past Monday's Star Tribune was an article reprinted from the Los Angeles Times. It discussed an analysis of the automobile industry by the giant investment bank, Morgan Stanley. The author of the study concluded that the automobile industry as we know it will not be recognizable in the not-too-distant future. The 2 factors that are going to cause this disruption are the sharing economy and autonomous driving. According to Morgan Stanley, the $10 trillion worldwide automotive industry is in for a huge shakeup due to these factors.