Are New Yorkers Ready For Self-Driving Vehicles?

by | Sep 30, 2016 | Business, Technology


Earlier this week, Reportlinker ran an intriguing report about self-driving vehicles on its website.

Some of the statistics unveiled:

  • More than 60% of surveyed Americans say they are “somewhat or very positive” about autonomous cars.
  • Safety is a significant concern. A majority — 63% — of consumers polled say that they would not feel safe in a fully-automated vehicle.
  • Use of automated features on traditional cars could help to overcome the fear. But ride-sharing services (e.g. Uber, Lyft) offer also another way to experience autonomous vehicles, or AVs.
  • 54% of potential users of self-driving taxis say they would purchase an AV, compared to 41% of non-users.
  • Younger millennials may pave the way for future growth of AVs as they express more interest in using driverless taxis or buses than older generations.

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