A new study has found nearly half of motorists believe driverless vehicles will make roads safer.
Aviva’s recent Connected Car Report survey more than 2,000 motorists, with 49% giving safer roads as a reason they would want to drive an autonomous vehicle.
More than a quarter (26%) of those questioned said they liked the idea of being able to do other tasks instead of having to drive while traveling in a car.
The report also says that one in five UK motorists would be happy to use a driverless car now. However, there is still a lot of support for more traditional vehicles, with 68% planning to make a petrol or diesel fueled car their next purchase.
Paul Heybourne, Head of Digital Innovation Operations at Aviva, said: “We’re a nation of car lovers and there’s a clear enthusiasm for technologies which improve the driving experience. There’s also evidence that people want to embrace new innovations, with one in eight drivers saying they’d choose a hybrid or electric model for their next vehicle and one in five ready to adopt
“There’s also evidence that people want to embrace new innovations, with one in eight drivers saying they’d choose a hybrid or electric model for their next vehicle and one in five ready to adopt driverless technology.
“As with any new technology, there is some nervousness about driverless cars, but many drivers admit this is because they don’t know enough about them, so any concerns will inevitably wane over time. Technology is evolving at an unprecedented pace, so it will be fascinating to see whether consumer adoption will match.”
Content Marketing Executive at Motors.co.uk