Trends in automotive technology are clearly moving towards driverless cars or at least cars that need minimal driver input, but surveys show that for consumers are still wary of driverless cars, or at least they are for now.
A recent survey of drivers in the United Kingdom found that 40 percent of respondents would never use a driverless car and 10 percent believed that driverless cars were “irresponsible.” 50 percent thought that a driverless car would not sell very well, and the overall opinion of the respondents was that resources should be put towards better driver’s education.
Even though most of the responses to the driverless cars ranged from skeptical to doomsday rise-of-the-machines conspiracy theories, there was plenty of positive feedback too. When the respondents were told that driverless technology would only cost about $3,000, 20 percent said they would probably or definitely buy it. 1 in 5 respondents could be early adapters to driverless cars. That might not sound like a lot, but consider that this is technology that could completely change automotive culture. At this point, 1 in 5 is great news for companies developing this technology.
Readers, what do you think? If driverless technology was available and affordable, would you get it for your next car? Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think!
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