Motorists ‘Wary’ Of Driverless Cars

Motorists ‘Wary’ Of Driverless Cars

Drivers looking for reconditioned turbos may agree with a new poll that found that motorists are wary of the possibility of driverless cars.

Concern about using a driverless vehicle, as well as driving on the roads alongside driverless vehicles, remains high.

A new report released by The University of Michigan’s Transport Research institute looked at attitudes to different levels of automated driving.

Participants were asked about completely self-driving cars, which meant the driver had no control over safety-critical functions, partially self-driving, in which the driver only occasionally participates, and no self-driving cars, reported.

Over 500 drivers were surveyed and the results showed that they did not want completely driverless cars. The survey was also carried out last year and the results show there has been no change in attitudes towards driverless cars over the past 12 months.

Though most people said they wanted to maintain control in a fully driven car, 41 per cent said they prefer partially self-driving vehicles with only occasional driver engagement.

Interestingly, young men were the most likely of those surveyed to be interested in self-driven or partially self-driven cars, with women and older people the most cautious about the possibility of using a self-driven car.

One particular issue with self-driven cars has proven to be motion sickness. Many people choose to drive as it stops them getting car sick. When you can’t drive your own car this is taken away.

Self-driven cars offer a glimmer of hope to blind and partially-sighted people who are currently banned from driving in this country and many others.