One problem with trying to express the safety benefits of Autopilot is that you usually only hear about the bad news--accidents and crashes blamed on Autopilot. You generally don't hear about the "saves" because--well--no accident, so nobody's interested. Because of the Tesla's connectivity, a thought occurred to me. Based on statements from Elon/Tesla, Autopilot is always running on auto-pilot equipped cars, even if not engaged and controlling the car. This is one way of testing new versions before they're activated, as well as collecting massive amounts of data. Since they have this information, Tesla should be able to gather information (to some extent) about the number of accidents it avoided. Of course, you can't say definitively that an accident was avoided when it never occurred in the first place, but you can give an idea of cases where there probably would've been accidents. Massive swerves on the interstate to avoid a car trying to change into you could be logged (at least one of which was captured by dashcam and posted on YouTube, ironically, by the driver that died in the AP accident). Hard braking to avoid a frontal collision could be logged. Emergency braking when a car pulls in front of you, as famously documented by another YouTube video. With all of this data logged, Tesla could present some reasonable information on accidents possibly or probably prevented by Autopilot, and with vehicle log data have an idea of which had at least a possibility of being fatal. Not bulletproof, but it would help Tesla build its case, with real-world data, of the advantages of the system. No other automaker has that, because no other automaker gets all of that real-world data. Thoughts? If this info is in Tesla's upcoming blog post RE Autopilot, it could be brilliant.