Most Americans Don’t Want Self-Driving Cars
AAA Idaho Study Results
BOISE, ID – A new study shows most Americans don’t want a self-driving car. AAA Idaho reports the latest research shows that seven in ten American drivers would be afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle.
The results are nearly the same from a survey following a series of high-profile accidents involving autonomous vehicles last year.
AAA Idaho’s Matthew Conde says “What we’re seeing in public opinion is what AAA has been saying all along – for now, there is no acceptable replacement for human drivers who have their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel."
In the survey, only 19 percent of people are willing to let a self-driving car transport their kids. 53 percent are in favor of people mover systems in theme parks, airports, and other closed-loop systems. 44 percent support autonomous vehicle deployment of the delivery of food or packages.
55 percent of U.S. drivers surveyed believe that most cars will have the ability to drive themselves by 2029.