Nearly 3 in 4 Americans are reportedly afraid of self-driving cars

Nearly 3 in 4 Americans are reportedly afraid of self-driving cars

The latest consumer survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA) reveals most Americans still fear self-driving cars. Only a small minority, 19 per cent, said they trust autonomous vehicles to transport people they care about. The report from January shows that 71 per cent of those surveyed fear to ride in a fully autonomous car.

T3hGladiator 1 year

Afraid I think would be the wrong term, more like trepidatious. There are a lot of questions still left to be answered. Such as: The train question: does the self driving car (a) hit a group of people or (b) a baby? Or (c) sacrifice the passenger of said car. Vulnerability to hacking is another big problem. Someone being able to take over your car to hit another car, gas station, or just send you over a cliff. One lucky or evil group could effectively destroy an entire country's infrastructure in a megahack of thousands of cars. Just food for thought.

crackerjack9 1 year

I'm not afraid of self-driving cars, I simply hate the idea of what AI is going to do to our economy and the human race. Every one of those cars, every self-checkout... is taking a job away from someone who desperately needs it to support their family. what's going to happen when those jobs are all gone? We are going to have a whole generation of unemployed people on the brink of poverty. The big corporations are going to save millions NOT paying employees, but how is that going to help the rest of the American citizens?

Don Grantham
Don Grantham 1 year

Death on the highways is just one software update away.

Dawlben 1 year

And how many are afraid of human driven?

Hannibal 1 year

Why should I care about their feelings? Most people don't understand how their toilet works, let alone self-driving cars. Over 37k people were killed last year in traffic accidents. That's TWELVE 9/11s per year.

g00gle minus
g00gle minus 1 year

Robot cars that I am supposed to trust my life to? What could possibly go wrong? 😑

NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr
NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr 1 year

I can see why, they my father was raped and killed my mother.

Ywacch 1 year

The new anti vaxxers

CoLpOeSnED 1 year

yeah, I'd be paranoid for sure.

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 1 year

im not careful around my power toold and machines. cant you tell im just really afraid of them?

noonespecific 1 year

I'm more worried about what the self driving cars will do in the hands of big tech companies. Will they cut down people's cars for having the wrong opinions or limit people from traveling to places they are opposed to.

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