A survey conducted between October and November 2017 with 21,000 respondents, by Accenture and Harris Interactive, says about six out of ten people who fall under the high-income bracket would be willing passengers in a self-driving vehicle. hile interest was prevalent among high-income individuals, a little under half of those who fell in a low-income bracket would be willing passengers in a self-driving vehicle.
Potential benefits include reduced costs, increased safety, increased mobility, increased customer satisfaction, and reduced crime. Safety benefits include a reduction in traffic collisions, resulting in injuries and related costs, including for insurance. Automated cars are predicted to increase traffic flow; provide enhanced mobility for children, the elderly, disabled, and the poor; relieve travelers from driving and navigation chores; lower fuel consumption; significantly reduce needs for parking space; reduce crime; and facilitate business models for transportation as a service, especially via the sharing economy.
The Problems include safety, technology, liability, desire by individuals to control their cars, legal framework and government regulations; risk of loss of privacy and security concerns, such as hackers or terrorism; concern about the resulting loss of driving-related jobs in the road transport industry; and risk of increased suburbanization as travel becomes more convenient.
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