Almost half of Americans say they would never buy a fully self driving car, a new survey has found. The huge blow to the industry comes after rocky trials that have seen multiple accidents, including a self-driving Uber vehicle that killed a pedestrian in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle in March. The Cox Automotive Evolution of Mobility Study found that consumer awareness of driverless vehicles has skyrocketed - but that people still want to be able to drive themselves. The research found 84 per cent want to have the option to drive themselves even in a self-driving vehicle, compared to 16 per cent who would feel comfortable letting an autonomous vehicle drive them without the option of being able to take control. It also found 84 per cent want to have the option to drive themselves even in a self-driving vehicle, compared to 16 per cent who would feel comfortable letting an autonomous vehicle drive them without the option of being able to take control.
What is the future of mobility? According to NAVYA, an innovative French company, it is both autonomous and electric. The benefits of such technology in terms of mobility are incredible. Whilst using electric propulsion reduces CO2 emissions, autonomous driving should reduce traffic congestion and could also be an innovative way to have more efficient public transportation. It is quite a busy moment for NAVYA, who became listed on the stock market last summer.
Buy a new car, and you're really buying a datacenter on wheels. By 2025, 100 percent of new cars will be connected cars, up from 35 percent today. And by 2030, 15 percent of new cars will be autonomous -- and all will send, receive and analyze vast amounts of data. As Microsoft's principal group program manager, Doug Seven is working alongside the automotive industry to transform the everyday experience of driving through the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). Seven shared his insights on the industry's rapid innovation in a keynote address this past week at DesignCon 2017 in Santa Clara, California.