|Many consumers in survey don’t trust AVs, but a few say 'someday'|
Survey says: Consumers still wary of AVs
Today, consumers are not ready to trust self-driving technology. They might eventually warm up.
The most recent survey of consumer sentiments toward automated driving finds that 69 percent of respondents do not trust autonomous technology today. But more than 4 in 10 tell researchers they believe self-driving vehicles will someday be the safest way to travel.
Findings come from approximately 2,000 consumers queried for the 2022 Vehicle Predictions report issued Wednesday by Xperi. While any number of other reports have probed similar territory, there are some noteworthy nuggets.
Chiefly, the report delineates between measuring interest in self-driving technology and trust in self-driving technology: Thirty-eight percent are interested in owning a self-driving car, despite the lack of trust.
Something for interior vehicle developers to further consider is that car owners see their vehicles as a "place of refuge" both today and in the future. Nearly half say their vehicle is a place they can escape domestic or work-related pressures now, and more than 7 in 10 see a future in which the car becomes an extension of their office or living room.
— Pete Bigelow