Consumers Don't Really Want Self-Driving Cars, MIT Study Finds

Consumers Don't Really Want Self-Driving Cars, MIT Study Finds

Thu, 05/25/2017

WBUR.com has published an article that profiles the MIT AgeLab's second annual automation survey. The survey shows that acceptance of fully automated vehicles has decreased in the last year, particularly among younger people. The amount of trust needed to put one's life in the hands of a technology is too much for consumers, as AgeLab Research Scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer explains.

To begin to close this gap in trust, "Reimer said there needs to be more transparency and education around autonomous vehicles so consumers 'understand that these machines are being built to a higher standard than the technologies that dot our daily lives.'"

Read the full story here.

 

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