Culpepper Kurland Aggressive Tenacious - Culpepper Kurland
Call Us 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week
Free Confidential Case Evaluation

AAA survey shows Americans on the fence about self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are making most people in Florida and across the U.S. apprehensive. AAA conducted a survey at the start of 2020 asking motorists if they would feel safe riding in such a vehicle, and only 12% answered that they would. In addition, 28% also said they don't know what to think about the technology. What respondents said they wanted to know and what they said would relieve their doubts about self-driving cars should be carefully noted by automakers.

One thing the survey made clear was that consumers want tangible information and specific news items relating to self-driving cars. Fifty-seven percent of respondents wanted to know just who would be held responsible in an accident with a self-driving car. Fifty-one percent were curious about the laws that would go to make these cars safe while 49% were concerned about whether the cars can be easily hacked into.

There were four main things that would help drivers feel safer in a fully automated car. First was the ability to take control of the car in emergencies (72% of respondents brought this up). Second was the presence of a human back-up driver (69%), followed by stringent tests and inspections (47%). Forty-two percent said they would be reassured if they saw or participated in a demonstration before entering the vehicle.

While it may be a decade before self-driving cars are a reality, there are enough problems with semi-autonomous cars that need to be worked out. For example, the features in these cars have made many a negligent driver crash, the reason being that their abilities are overestimated. Those who are hurt by a driver who was lulled by new tech may be able to file a claim against that driver's auto insurance company with the help of an attorney.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Us Today for a Free, Confidential Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

101 East Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2300
Tampa, FL 33602

Toll Free: 866-500-6107
Phone: 813-217-5647
Tampa Law Office Map