California DMV today published brief driving reports for car driving for the period December 2017 to November 2018. While the data has since been withdrawn (and will be published later this week), The last driver license holder was able to summarize all the information, including Apple self-service numbers.
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Self-propelled car release reports break down the number of times a human driver has to take control of an autonomous drive system. This includes when the system manages control over, or when the person enters to take control.
There are some things to note about this data. First, it is self-reported, so there is little responsibility for the figures reported by each of these companies. Furthermore, Apple criticized this critical system in 2017. In 2017, the company said:
Apple believes public acceptance is critical to the progress of automated cars. Access to transparent and intuitive data on the safety of the vehicles being tested will be central to gaining public acceptance. However, the present and proposed release reporting requirements do not achieve this result.
With that in mind, the data Apple logged 871.65 disconnects per 1,000 miles. It provides 1.1 miles per cutout. Google's Waymo self-propelled arm logged 0.09 cutouts per 1,000 miles or 11154.3 miles per cutout.
The report shows that Apple had 62 self-propelled cars on the road, but other data has suggested that Apple is closer to the 70 mark
Of all the companies that tested self-propelled cars in California , Apple reported more disengagements than any other company. However, these numbers should be taken with salt grains. Some have even wondered that Apple may want to report bad numbers to avoid drawing attention to their self-driving car efforts.
However, Apple's self-propelled car initiative made news last month. The company then confirmed that it had dismissed over 200 employees from Project Titan. Apple said, however, that it continues to "believe it is a great opportunity with autonomous systems."
You can see more data here.