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EtcetEraThread Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Hostility; Prior Ban for Hostility
it actually doesn't "immediately follow" at all consider this entirely hypothetical example I've made to disprove you, with very simple and pleasantly round numbers - we'll assume self-driving usage rate of 50%: 50/10000 non-self-driving cars have a fatal accident in a given number of miles 5/10000 non-self-driven teslas have a fatal accident in half the given number of miles 40/10000 self-driven teslas have a fatal accident in half the given number of miles (you can assume they're the same teslas if you want, it makes no difference really) the end result is that teslas are more safe (45/10000 vs. 50/10000 over the same number of miles) but automated driving is less safe (80/10000 vs 50/10000 over the same number of miles) obviously with more realistic numbers the margins are different, but it doesn't "immediately follow" in any kind of way. in order to make it "immediately follow" you have to assume that the underlying driven-tesla vs driven-non-tesla fatality rates are the same, but you haven't really shown that? in fact, we have a lot of reason to believe they wouldn't be, in that teslas are generally newer, driven by people in (), and driven in urban areas or on highways (). musk himself loves to talk about how safe his car is! it's possible that the underlying rate is much lower, at which point nothing you've said is accurate whatsoever in general, "is automated driving safer than manual driving" is a very thorny question that it's difficult to get a real answer to, because there are a large number of confounding variables. the best data we could have in theory are rates on self-driven automated vehicles vs manually-driven automated vehicles of the same type, and even then you run into the problem of "you can't use modern self-driving in many of the more dangerous situations, so your data is likely skewed to begin with" and . also like, just gonna be real here, as a neutral observer I'm basically only writing this reply in the first place because you're being an enormously smug asshole without any real ability to back it up, and you should maybe reconsider how you talk to people or like pick up a statistics book or something idk


EtcetEraThread US Department of Defense confirms it targeted/killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force, outside Baghdad Airport
Reason User banned (1 week): Inflammatory comments
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