Study: Almost half of motorists shun self-driving cars

The second annual survey conducted by theUniversity of Michigan Transportation Research Institute also finds that almost all, 94.5%, are not comfortable being in a car that doesn’t have a steering wheel, brake pedal and accelerator because it is self-driving. Given the choice among three levels of automation in a future vehicle — no self-driving, partial self-driving and complete self-driving — 46% chose no self-driving, followed by 39% for partial and 16% opting for complete self-driving. Women were slightly more resistant than men to any autonomous features, as 48.4% of women said they want no self-driving capability compared with 43.1% of men.