Would you drive in a self-driving car? According to a recent survey by the World Economic Forum, more than 58% of drivers say they would take a ride in an autonomous technology vehicle. While this may seem insignificant to some, it has caused a surge in research into self-driving cars, making these autonomous cars one step closer to becoming a reality.
The survey by the World Economic Forum notes that roughly 52% of Americans are eager to get behind the wheel (figuratively speaking, of course) of self-driving cars. The most accepting region for these technologies is India, with a whopping 85% of the population saying they would gladly take a ride.
“Couple this enthusiasm with rapid technology advances, and it’s easy to come to the conclusion the road is open for self-driving cars. For example, the launch of partial autonomy in cars across the world in October has gone off without any major hitches so far,” said Head of Auto Industries of the WEF.
Where is the least likely? Surprisingly, Japanese drivers trust the system the least, with only about 36% of drivers saying they would ride in an autonomous car. In the US, Pittsburgh, PA is home to the latest test facilities, making a likely candidate for the first advanced prototypes. We can’t wait to see this technology in action.