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Survey: 27% of drivers okay with restrictions placed on human drivers

Growing number of people okay with limitations placed on human drivers
By: Michael Hatamoto | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Jun 8, 2015 11:20 am

We're expected to see more autonomous vehicles on the roads, and more than 1 in 4 Americans would be okay with limitations placed on human driving.




I'm surprised by the national poll, though am reminded about poor driving habits every time I watch drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Google is pushing for commercialization of autonomous driving within five years, and computer systems could replace humans behind the wheel.


However, it's apparent that most people still want to be able to drive their own vehicles - and let other drivers make their own choices.


Specifically, 26.9 percent of respondents chose "Yes, I would support restrictions" while 71.4 percent said "No, I would NOT support restrictions." Automakers want to create autonomous vehicles for the masses, and trying to win them over with safety standards could help - but it seems likely drivers will need to be convinced of the safety relating to self-driving technology.


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