A bow that is placed in reverse.
Autonomous cars are, a priori, the future of the automotive industry, with autonomous driving in which users will be simple travelers who will enjoy the journey. But not everyone agrees with this idea, even according to the study more and more people fear this technology.
Conducted by AAA, the report indicates that confidence in these vehicles (at least among Americans who were surveyed) has increased over the past year, which represents a reversal of the trend; unless he has 9% confidence in one of these carswhile in 2022 it would go up to 15%.
In fact, the percentage for 2023 is the lowest since this annual study began in 2020, since then it was 12% and in 2021 it rose to 14%.
Of course, the growth rate users who directly claim that this technology scares them68%, which is again the highest figure in the history of the survey, above 59% in 2020.
Although a few years ago the fear could have come from not knowing what these cars could do, today it seems that incidents (some of them fatal) related to this technology are coming to light on a regular basis.
In addition, another point that must be struck is that some of the drivers are not clear about the capabilities of these cars, since 10% think that in a. independent You can also sleep and take care of everything in the car.
Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of automotive research, explains: “We didn’t expect such a tragic drop in confidence from years past. However, given the number of high-profile crashes that have occurred due to over-reliance on current vehicle technology, this is not at all surprising.”
And he adds: AAA is looking to partner with automakers to create greater industry consistency. Together, we can help consumers understand the type of technology their vehicle has and how, when and where to use these systems, ultimately building confidence in the vehicles of the future.”