Our goal is to transform mobility by making it safe and easy for people and things to move around. We’re committed to developing fully self-driving vehicles because we believe that this is safer and better for everyone.
Annually, over 1.2 million people die on our roadways. In the US alone, traffic collisions kill over 35,000 people a year. In the U.S., 94% of crashes involve human error or choice, and this is one place where we believe we really can bring technology to bear. Fully self-driving cars could also help people who can't drive—whether elderly, blind, or disabled—to get around and do the things they love.
We've also begun conducting a technical exploration into how our technology can integrate into trucks. Every year truck accidents cause 4,000 deaths and a further 110,000 people are injured in commercial truck-related accidents annually in the U.S.