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52% Familiar With Self-Driving Vehicles, 57% Would Ride In One

Consumers seem to at least be more aware of the idea of self-driving vehicles.

More than half (52%) of Americans say they are familiar with or knowledgeable about autonomous vehicles, based on a new study.

Of those familiar, 58% believe such vehicles will be commonplace on American streets within 10 years and 57% say they would be willing to ride in one, according to the study, comprising a survey of U.S. adults conducted by Russell Research for HNTB America.

A slight majority (51%) of those familiar with self-driving vehicles said they believe such vehicles are safer than people-driven vehicles.

The single most important benefit of self-driving cars is perceived to be increasing mobility for non-driver (52%) followed by reduce accidents (43%), improve the environment (23%), improve safety for pedestrians (23%), reduce congestion (22%) and increase the ability of existing highways to handle more traffic (19%).

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There were no benefits of autonomous vehicles seen by 19% of consumers.

If riding in a self-driving car, consumers had plenty of ideas on what they might do.

Most (66%) said they would look out the windows, 42% text or talk, 29% watch movies or play games, 25% sleep, 17% work and 6% watch the road.

Meanwhile, consumers will continue to drive their own vehicles.

 

1 comment about "52% Familiar With Self-Driving Vehicles, 57% Would Ride In One".
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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , June 6, 2019 at 10:02 p.m.

    First-  57% said they would "ride in one", that appears to be a one-time drive. How about asking "would you purchase one?"  and "are you willing to spend $15,000 to $20,000 for that "luxury?"   Come on, surveyors ......ask SOME HONEST QUESTIONS.

    "The single most important benefit of self-driving cars is perceived to be increasing mobility for non-driver (52%) followed by reduce accidents (43%), improve the environment (23%), improve safety for pedestrians (23%), reduce congestion (22%) and increase the ability of existing highways to handle more traffic (19%)."

    None of that is proveable.  Is that perceived idea based on computer projections?   There are no facts to back any of that.  Ask how  many beleive the car can transmit billions of bits on info to keep it between the lines.  Ask if updates aren't performed, will the car find itself in trouble.  Ask do they think hackers can penetrate the systems?

    Totally different result then

    DBA..........Dead Before Arrival

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