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Interest in Self-Driving Cars Strong, But General Wariness Remains

June 11, 2018

From Axios:

“According to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll, a lot of Americans are fearful of autonomous cars, but 33% of them are at least somewhat likely to buy one once they are available. That was the case in all age categories through 54.

Why it matters: To the degree the survey is accurate and reflects a broad global trend, everything from the world's sprawling car industry to roads and cities themselves could be on the cusp of a fundamental transformation.

While a solid minority said they might buy one, the majority said they are scared of autonomous cars.

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  • 68% are fearful as pedestrians, walking around amid self-driving cars.
  • 64% said they are fearful as a passenger.
  • Only 10% said they would feel extremely or very safe as a passenger or pedestrian.”

ANCOR shares stories pertaining to self-driving cars because of their potential to facilitate transportation for people with I/DD. That potential is also why ANCOR is a proud member of the Coalition for Future Mobility, which seeks to advance policies increasing the availability of autonomous vehicles.