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Poll: American drivers can't make up our minds about self-driving cars

US drivers are unsure what to make of autonomous vehicles.

Published Thu, Mar 26 2015 3:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

Autonomous vehicles appear to be on the horizon in the United States, but one-third of drivers say they would never purchase a self-driving car, according to a recent Harris Poll.

Poll: American drivers can't make up our minds about self-driving cars | TweakTown.com

In addition, more than one third of respondents believe autonomous vehicles might actually be the future of driving, and one quarter think the self-driving cars mimic something out of the Jetsons. Drivers can't seem to agree how safe autonomous vehicles are, with 52 percent revealing they think they are dangerous, while 48 percent believe it's safe for vehicle occupants.

Looking ahead, automakers will be able to sell autonomous vehicles when they work out the "bugs" involved, though one-third of drivers said they would never consider purchasing a self-driving car.

Even though a growing number of automakers and Silicon Valley companies are getting involved, most people still haven't seen autonomous driving in-person.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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