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Research Study Shows That Motorists Do Yet Not Trust Driverless Cars

Drivers fail to see that automated and driverless vehicles will deliver promised benefits according to a new study. When asked about what benefits will be delivered, the second most popular response was ‘none’ as more than a third of respondents could not identify any advantage that would follow future advances.

A research study commissioned by Continental Tyres spoke with 2,000 motorists The top views about driverless cars are that people are becoming too lazy and reliant on technology (37 per cent), and there are too many risks associated with technology like being hacked (36 per cent).

In identifying their feelings about automotive technology the top six issues were negative like the wrong focus or conceding control.

Motorists are three times as likely (44 per cent) to be scared of autonomous vehicles due to the loss of personal control than likely to see the positive opportunities.

When asked what issues should be prioritised by automotive and technology companies, half of road users agreed it should be improved road safety.

This was followed by almost 50 per cent of people saying more economical vehicles using existing and new fuels and 47 per cent saying less traffic on the roads.