Number of miles as a self-driving car progress and safety metric (Metrics Episode 1)
Even if you have the best possible safety drivers, every test mile adds some risk. Make sure every mile of road testing is actually doing something important.
You hear people saying that testing for lots and lots of miles must mean some self-driving car company is better than the rest, or at least in the lead in the so-called race to autonomy. But not so fast, there’s more to it than that.