I have always been a proponent of judiciously looking at data. Depending on how relevant the statistics are, one needs to be aware that sometimes the numbers lie. Even a resume doesn’t really describe the capabilities or lack thereof in a person.
That said, I am having a hard time believing self driving cars are a very good idea. This study from MIT referenced in an NPR article brings some interesting dilemmas to light. In difficult circumstances, split second decisions have to be made taking in hundreds of data points while driving. Take a look and think.