75% Of Americans Prefer Driving Themselves To Riding In Self-Driving Cars

The majority of consumers would rather drive a car themselves than hire a driverless car from a service like Uber or Lyft, according to a new survey.

A minority (14%) of American adults would hire a self-driving car through a service like Uber or Lyft, according to the survey of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by Rasmussen Reports. Most (75%) consumers said they would rather opt for a car they can drive instead, with 12% undecided.

If a driverless car became available to the pubic at a reasonable price, 67% of consumers said they were not likely to buy one, with 41% of those not at all likely, according to Rasmussen. Fewer than a third (29%) of consumers said they would be likely to buy a driverless car, with 12% of those very likely.

Uber recently announced plans to get its self-driving cars back on the road in Pittsburgh, once plans are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

2 comments about "75% Of Americans Prefer Driving Themselves To Riding In Self-Driving Cars".
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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , December 11, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.

    Kinda proves what I've been saying all along.
    (Dumbest idea ofthe 21st Century)
    GM will go bust for sure, putting their eggs in the self driving basket.
    Did the people in the survey know what the price tag is for the Ghost Buster
    car helmet???  Nope.  Once that $17,000-22,000  (My guestimate)  add on is unveiled, you will have a consumer audience of less than the Chevy Volt/Bolt and the Nissan Leaf-Blower.
    That 75% will go to 95% .  Quick, GM, "Turn back" while there is still a chance.
    Bring back the Pontiac cars as a High performance class............WINNER, WINNER,

  2. Chuck Martin from Chuck Martin replied, December 11, 2018 at 7:17 p.m.

    Yes, Mark, you have been consistent on this point....as well as the point that no price tag has been placed on these future vehicles.

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