Our responsibility

Safety is not only at the core of what we do, it’s at the heart of why we do it.

Our responsibility – Wayve's Van on the streets of London

Our commitment

Safety is central to why we are developing self-driving technology, and it is embedded into our company culture at every stage of development.

Self-driving vehicles can benefit millions of lives by making transportation more accessible, efficient, sustainable – and vitally – much safer than it is today. Our work is essential to making this a reality. We develop our technology to constantly monitor the road, identify and respond quickly to potential hazards, and prevent accidents caused by reckless or distracted driving behaviour.

Why safety matters

Every 22 minutes

someone is killed or seriously injured on UK roads

1.35 million

people are killed in car accidents worldwide every year


of all road traffic deaths involve pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists

Our safety approach

Achieving a successful approach to safety requires a holistic view. Our comprehensive framework ensures that we incorporate safety at every stage of development and every system level. It is organised around five distinct areas: functional safety, the safety of the intended functionality, operational safety, crashworthiness, and cyber security.

These are our Wayve Pillars of Safety and Security.

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Leading from experience

We are a multi-disciplinary team with decades of experience in automotive safety, self-driving and robotics. Our safety team works across the company to ensure we are developing our technology safely and building a strong safety culture. 

We collaborate with industry-leading safety experts from academia, international standards groups and government bodies. As an industry, we must work together to develop the best possible framework for the safety assurance of self-driving cars.