“Waymo and Cruise have driven a combined total of 8 million driverless miles … That includes more than 4 million in San Francisco since the start of 2023. And because California law requires self-driving companies to report every significant crash, we know a lot about how they’ve performed.” We hear a lot on both sides of the (inevitable) move to self-driving cars. In Ars Technica Timothy Lee asks the one question that matters most. Are self-driving cars already safer than human drivers? Software can be buggy. But as buggy as the average driver you encounter on the road?