Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM TechNews

Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles


View as: Print Mobile App Share: Send by email Share on reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Hacker News Share on Tweeter Share on Facebook
Many drivers also fear carsickness in autonomous vehicles.

The overwhelming majority of Americans do not want to own a fully self-driving car in the future, according to a new survey by the University of Michigan.

Credit: innovatedcaptures, Getty Images/iStockphoto

Most U.S. drivers do not want to own a fully self-driving car in the future, according to a University of Michigan survey.

The poll found 37.2% of respondents were "very concerned" about riding in a completely autonomous vehicle, while 66.6% were "very or moderately concerned." Only 9.7% of respondents indicated they were not at all concerned about riding in a completely self-driving vehicle.

In addition, 43% of women indicated they were "very concerned" about completely self-driving cars, versus 31.3% of men. However, the difference was smaller for partially self-driving vehicles, as only 17.5% of women and 16.4% of men were very concerned.

A previous survey found about 30% of respondents in the U.S., Australia, and Britain are "very concerned" about system and vehicle security breaches from hackers and about data privacy in tracking speed and location. In addition, 37% are "moderately concerned" about these issues, and nearly 25% are "slightly concerned."

From Computerworld
View Full Article

 

Abstracts Copyright © 2016 Information Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA


 

No entries found