While autonomous technology has been improved vastly over the years, it seems that drivers in the US still struggle with fears and feel that they are unsafe when driving on the same roads as driverless cars. With the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Bolt both employing self-driving services in the US, it’s going to be tough for them to gain the faith of other drivers.
The AAA conducted a study recently that showed that three quarters of drivers in the US said they were afraid of riding in a car that drives itself. 10% admitted to feeling safe driving on the roads alongside an autonomous vehicle. This news came despite the fact that self-driving vehicles are now safer and more efficient than vehicles driven by humans.
So it does look like Nissan and Chevrolet still have a lot of convincing to do to get people to adopt the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt autonomous vehicles.
But what are your thoughts? Would you feel safe taking a ride in an autonomous vehicle or even sharing the same road as a vehicle that is self-driving?