Most Americans Feel Unsafe Sharing The Road With Self-Driving Cars

Forbes - Tech 

Approach-avoidance may be the best way to characterize Americans' attitudes towards a driverless future. Three-quarters (78%) of U.S. drivers reported feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle, yet most of them --59% -- said they want autonomous vehicle technology in their next vehicle. So while American drivers seem ready embrace autonomous technology, they are not yet ready to give up full control. Those are the main findings a new survey released earlier this month by AAA. "A great race towards autonomy is underway and companies are vying to introduce the first driverless cars to our roadways," Greg Brannon, AAA's director of automotive engineering and industry relations, said in a statement.