First up is the most obvious: saved lives. When I hear people say that “autonomous cars won’t work” I want to ask “Compared to what?”. Because human-driven cars don’t work very well either. In 2012, there were 30,800 fatal car crashes. These crashes lead to the deaths of22,912 drivers and passengers of cars, 4,957 on motorcycles, 4,743 pedestrians, and 726 on bicycles. So if autonomous cars worked so poorly that they killed 10,000 people a year they would still be saving around 20,000 lives.