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Many Americans Wary of Self-Driving Cars

A survey by travel and specialty insurer Allianz Global Assistance USA finds that many American travelers would feel safer on a rocket to space than being a passenger in a self-driving or autonomous vehicle...
June 28, 2017

A survey by travel and specialty insurer Allianz Global Assistance USA finds that many American travelers would feel safer on a rocket to space than being a passenger in a self-driving or autonomous vehicle. The self-driving vehicle is the closest to becoming a reality, but the Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index found that people were most concerned about the safety of these vehicles.

According to Allianz, most Americans are at least somewhat interested in experiencing nearly all the new ways to explore the world, or even beyond it, but only 22 percent of travelers are very interested (and 32 percent “somewhat” interested) in self-driving vehicles being developed by all the major auto manufacturers and Silicon Valley companies like Google, Uber, and Tesla. Sixty-five percent of those not interested cite safety concerns.

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