If not safer, then why oh why!?!?!?!

Uber Whistleblower: Autonomous Vehicles Need New Safety Metrics, Aren’t Really Any Safer – The Truth About Cars

Over the past year the automotive industry has carefully walked back the expectations surrounding autonomous cars. Yet pretty much any change in rhetoric constitutes retracted goals. With numerous companies predicting self-driving fleets of commercial vehicles before 2021, the bar couldn’t have been set much higher. A lack of progress is partly to blame.