Americans Are Scared Of Self-Driving Cars, But Lazy Enough To Buy Them Anyway

“Among those who do not want semi-autonomous features on their next vehicle,” says the survey, “drivers cite trusting their driving skills more than the technology.” This is plain wrong. Autonomous cars are better drivers than humans. “[A self-driving car] doesn’t get distracted or tired, misjudge traffic conditions, talk or text on a cell phone, or suffer road rage,” Nielsen says. The mistrust of technology is balanced by laziness. Sixty one percent of respondents want automatic features in their next vehicle, including self-parking and automatic emergency braking.