Driverless Cars Are Coming

The next revolution in automobile technology is on it's way - the driverless car is coming, but significant questions remain. Will you the consumer actually want to cede control of their vehicles? Can autonomous cars be truly safe in a world of variable driving conditions and human error? Below are some interesting statistics on opinions regarding driverless vehicle technology. What are your thoughts?


The proportion of connected car drivers in a recent survey who said they would not buy a self-driving car, even if cost was no issue.
Source: Connected car drivers not keen on self-driving cars, finds survey:


The proportion of respondents to a recent Northeastern University/Gallup survey who said they are unlikely to use fully self-driving cars when they arrive on the roads.
Source: Majority of Americans ‘unlikely’ to use self-driving cars, finds poll:


The proportion of drivers who believe semi-autonomous driving technology, such as automated park assist, self-driving autopilot and lane-departure sensors, would make them safer drivers.
Source: Everquote: Study Shows a Simple Smartphone Feature Can Reduce Distracted Driving:


The percentage of drivers who think autonomous vehicles will eliminate the need for car insurance, according to a poll by Erie Insurance.
Source: Erie Insurance: 6 Ways Driving Habits Differ by Generation:


The proportion of people who would feel safest travelling in a human-controlled vehicle, rather than a driverless one, in a recent survey of UK consumers' attitudes to self-driving vehicles.
Source: Intelligent Car Leasing, New Study Reveals Public’s Lack of Trust in Driverless Vehicles:


The number of people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2016, a 5.6% increase on the number of fatalities recorded for 2015, according to newly published figures.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts:


The proportion of US adults who say they would not want to ride in a driverless vehicle if given the opportunity, according to a new survey.
Source: Pew Research Center, Automation in Everyday Life: