Would Americans use autonomous public transportation?
Key findings show that:
More than 70% of people say they love driving themselves
Nevertheless, automation is slowly finding its way into American cars as more than 50% say their vehicles have automatic cruise control and 36% have cameras with rear or side views.
In fact, 53% say they woud now buy a fully autonomous vehicle for their next purchase: Along gender lines, womenare more likely than men to be willing to buy one with 59% of responses
Public opinion worried by safety issues:
67% of repondents say they would not feel safe in a self-driving car: women are especially leery, with 73% saying they are worried about their safety.
Tesla is the top brand mentionned when asked about automated vehicles with 16% of mentions, followed by Ford (7%), Google (6%), Chevrolet (6%) and Toyota (5%),
30% now say technology firms are likely to lead the way, about the same percentage that named traditional car companies as leaders last year.
59% of people say they don’t think automated public transportation will happen in the future.
In fact, interest in using self-driving buses or taxis dropped to 33% compared to 42% last September
While Millennials remain open to the idea, older generations are less likely to be interested than they were last year, with 72% saying they are not interested in using automated public transportation, compared to 61% in 2016.