Source: Autonomous cars: a survey reveals that the fear of them rose…
Found on: 2022-06-14 21:50:40
The advancement and technology in the most modern cars include new features that many times customers do not accept very well and that many are even afraid to use.
It seems self-driving cars are now on the list of features drivers fear. A new AAA survey of automated vehicles found that 71% of people are afraid of traveling in fully autonomous vehicles, up 63% from last year.
Despite autonomous vehicles are not yet a reality for conventional motoristsAAA said consumer fear is heightened by recent high-profile accidents involving self-driving vehicles, such as last year’s deadly crash involving a self-driving Volvo XC90 and a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.
“Automated vehicle technology is evolving in a very public arena and, as a result, is affecting how consumers feel about it,” Greg Brannon, AAA director of automotive engineering and industry relations, said in a statement.
What is driving the fear?
In addition to the increase in public incidents related to self-driving cars, AAA also mentions the fear of the unknown. 53% of people said they will not fully trust self-driving cars.
However, the use of driver assistance systems such as lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and automatic parking could change this. AAA’s research found that the more exposed drivers are to similar types of technology, such as advanced driver assistance systems, the better the level of comfort,” the agency said in a statement.
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