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Changing Opinions on Self-Driving Cars

Nov 08, 2018

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Changing Opinions on Self-Driving Cars

Research indicates that the American public is becoming increasingly wary of self-driving technology.

While auto companies continue to invest money into developing self-driving technology, public interest has declined over the past year.  As reports of fatal crashes due to this technology have increased, most Americans report safety concerns as the main reason for their disinterest.  Read on to learn more about the findings from this research. According to a survey conducted by Allianz Global Assistance, Americans' interest in self-driving cars has dropped from 53% to 43% over the past year.  This drop is largely due to increased concerns about safety, as 71% in 2018 report safety concerns as compared to 65% in 2017. Of course, there are other factors influencing this drop in interest.  For instance, concerns about high-cost, unfamiliarity, and bad publicity have also affected American confidence in this new technology.  Barely over half of Americans (52%) report their belief that this technology will advance to the point that it will overtake traditional cars. Another study conducted by the Pew Research Center reported that 39% of Americans are not sure if this technology will make the roads safer or more dangerous.  87% of Americans are in favor of requiring that a human be behind the wheel when self-driving technology is employed. This is a brief summary of the research that shows a drop in interest in self-driving technology.  Whether you believe in self-driving technology or not, everyone should be concerned about staying safe behind the wheel.  Having the right auto insurance protection in place is a great way to stay safe as you drive.  For assistance with all your car coverage needs, contact the experts at Fuller Insurance Agency in Southern California today.
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