Most of the drivers willing to accept autonomous vehicles

Article by Christian A., on August 1, 2014

Around 32 percent of the 2,000 licensed drivers surveyed by Insurance.com would be willing not to drive anymore once self-driving vehicles are available. Around 22 percent said they would be “very likely” to buy a vehicle with autonomous capabilities while 53 percent said they would consider buying such a car.

Around 25 percent of those surveyed said would never consider a self-driving car. According to a study by Eno Center for Transportation, driverless cars could make auto travel safer, forecasting that such cars could help prevent as much as 211,000 crashes annually.

The interest in autonomous cars reached the summit in the survey when possibility of less costly insurance was presented to respondents as around 38 percent of them saying they would “very likely” purchase a self-driving car if insurance were 80 percent cheaper.

The study also shows that respondents remain unsure on claims that driverless vehicles could be safer than conventional cars -- with around 61 percent believing that a computer doesn’t have the same decision-making capability a human has is in split-second incidents on the road.

Around 76 percent of respondents said they would not trust a self-driving car to take their children to school. While expressing concerns, consumers still believe that driverless cars are the future, with around 73 percent saying that drivers in 2040 would not operate cars in the same way familiar to today’s drivers.

Insurance.com Managing Editor Des Toups said in a statement that people are already aware that their cars are controlled partly by computers.

He noted that consumers are already seeing autonomous driving features like collision avoidance and hear about Google cars cruising the streets in a few years. “An autonomous car is not science fiction anymore,” he said.

Topics: autonomous car

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