Level 4 autonomous transportation will significantly reduce the number of deaths to pets and wildlife.
- An estimated 1.2 million deer and vehicle collisions occur each year in the U.S. killing 200 people resulting in $4 billion of property loss. Source
- 1.2 million dogs are killed in vehicle collisions each year in the U.S.. Source
- 5.4 million cats are killed in vehicle collision each year in the U.S.. Source
Smithsonian: Will Driverless Cars Mean Less Roadkill? Source