Britain’s motorists are highly sceptical over the future use of driverless cars according to comparethemarket.com.
In its Road Ahead research series looking at the future of driving, it was found that only 55% of people expect driverless cars to be in use in the next ten years.
According to a survey of over 2,000 British motorists, 80% are worried about the safety of driverless cars. This concern follows extensive discussion about the suitability of driverless cars, which can be susceptible to cyber hacking and crashes, on UK roads. Recently, a Government backed consortium announced that it was beginning its first tests of driverless cars carrying passengers on Britain’s roads for the first time.
Beyond the issue of safety, drivers question the wider benefits of the introduction of driverless cars. Only one third (35%) think that driverless cars would result in safer roads, while only a quarter (24%) believe that the technology would result in reduced insurance costs.
The research follows previous analysis by comparethemarket.com in January 2018 which found that 61% of people would never buy a driverless cars while 63% said that they were bad for society.