Poll: Drivers love idea of driverless cars

More than three out four U.S. drivers of the 2,000 surveyed say they are “very likely” to buy or consider buying a car with self-driving capabilities, says the survey by Insurance.com. Even more, 86%, found the idea appealing when the notion of cheaper car insurance was dangled as a possibility, the result of self-driving cars being safer than those with human drivers.
“People are aware that they already drive cars controlled partly by computers,” says Insurance.com Managing Editor Des Toups in a statement. “Now they see features like collision avoidance on new models and hear about Google cars hitting the roads in a couple of years. An autonomous car is not science fiction anymore.”