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?

57%

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: https://www.driverlessguru.com/latest-new-1/connected-car-drivers-not-keen-on-self-driving-cars-finds-survey

54%

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: https://www.driverlessguru.com/latest-new-1/majority-of-americans-unlikely-to-use-self-driving-cars-finds-poll

33%

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: https://www.everquote.com/blog/car-insurance/do-not-disturb-phone-feature

16%

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: https://www.erieinsurance.com/blog/multi-gen-car-survey

61%

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: http://www.intelligentcarleasing.com/autonomous-vehicles

37,461

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: https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812456

56%

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: http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/10/04/automation-in-everyday-life/pi_2017-10-04_automation_0-02/