Chinese Eager for Self-Driving Future; Americans Not So Sure, Survey Shows

More than half of Chinese consumers can’t wait to get out from behind the wheel and into an autonomous car.

That makes China more positive than most about driverless vehicles, with Western consumers cooler on the technology, according to a survey of more than 5,000 people by the Capgemini Research Institute. In contrast to China, respondents from the United States and the United Kingdom are the least excited about the prospect of giving up the driver’s seat, with just over a third feeling positive about automated cars.