Most Motorists Assume Self-Driving Automobiles Are ‘Harmful': Ballot

A brand new ballot reveals that automotive house owners are nonetheless leery of self-driving automobiles, even when they do need the most secure bits of the know-how put in on their new rides. Within the on-line ballot of over a thousand individuals, carried out by Harris on behalf of AutoTrader.com, sixty five % of respondents expressed that they felt autonomous automobiles are "a harmful concept." It is comprehensible, contemplating that there are at present no street-prepared automobiles that may actually be referred to as self-driving — although each tech and automotive corporations are working exhausting at making one. Most respondents felt that security was extra necessary, and regardless of disliking the thought of automobiles driving themselves full-time, sixty one % would think about shopping for a automotive with options like automated collision avoidance and parking help. And it could actually’t be exhausting to function, both: Half stated they’d stroll away from shopping for a automotive if its know-how was too exhausting to make use of. With dashes having to incorporate navigation, excessive-tech leisure techniques, smartphone integration and extra, ease of use might show to be a tall order for automotive designers.

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First revealed November 17 2014, four:33 PM