New study shows consumers excited about driverless cars

New study shows consumers excited about driverless cars

The vast majority of consumers are enthusiastic about the benefits driverless vehicles can offer, and almost two-thirds want to swap their current cars for completely self-driving vehicles, according to research from the Consumer Technology Association. Seventy percent of consumers have a strong interest in testing a driverless car for themselves. Those findings are in direct contrast to other surveys that indicate consumer hesitancy toward the technology.

The report also found that 93 percent of drivers who use existing driver-assist features such as parking assist, adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance appreciate the usefulness of those innovations.

Consumers are most interested in self-driving technologyês ability to do the following:

« Reduce accidents caused by aggressive driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;

« Provide savings on car insurance;

« Prevent up to 90 percent of driving-related accidents and injuries on U.S. roads; and

« Offer new mobility options to people with disabilities.

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