on the road
Waymo Safety Report
Waymo’s mission is to bring self-driving
technology to the world, making it safe and
easy for people and things to move around.
We believe our technology can improve
mobility by giving people the freedom
to get around, and save thousands
of lives now lost to traffic crashes.
a Safer Driver
Self-driving vehicles hold the promise to improve road
safety and offer new mobility options to millions
of people. Whether they’re saving lives or helping
people run errands, commute to work, or drop kids off
at school, fully self-driving vehicles hold enormous
potential to transform people’s lives for the better.
Safety is at the core of Waymo’s mission — it’s why
we were founded over eight years ago as the Google
self-driving car project.
Every year, 1.2 million lives are lost to traffic crashes around the world, and
in the U.S. the number of tragedies is growing. mon element of these
crashes is that 94% involve human error. Driving is not as safe or as easy as
it should be, while distracted driving is on the rise. We believe our technology
could save thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes every year.
mitment to safety is reflected in everything we do, from pany
culture to how we design and test our technology. In this, our first Safety
Report on Waymo’s fully self-driving technology, we detail Waymo’s work
on — and mitment to — safety. This overview of our safety program
underscores the important lessons learned through the 3.5 million miles
Waymo’s vehicles have self-driven on public roads and through our billions
of miles of simulated driving.
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Waymo’s Safety Report also addresses the U.S. Department of Transportation
(DOT) federal policy framework for autonomous vehicles: Automated Driving