Self-driving cars stuck in neutral on road to acceptance

A new AAA survey on automated vehicles reveals only one in 10 drivers (12%) would trust riding in a self-driving car. Even more Americans – 28% – don’t know how they feel about the technology, signaling that consumers are stuck in neutral on the road to accepting self-driving cars. AAA believes consumer sentiment of automated vehicles will be driven by tangible information on key issues and, equally important, quality education and experience.

Consumers told AAA they have a desire to see more news stories or public information on key issues surrounding self-driving vehicles like safety and liability:

•Six in 10 (57%) Americans said they would like to have a clear understanding of who will be legally responsible in the event of a crash with a self-driving vehicle.

•Half (51%) are interested about laws to make sure self-driving cars are safe.

•Half (49%) want to know how vulnerable they will be to hackers.