People are hesitant to get into self-driving cars

Many road users have “serious reservations” about riding in autonomous vehicles, according to a report by CNBC.

The report is based on a survey by Gartner, which interviewed 1,500 people in the US and Germany in April and May.

It found that 55% of people would not ride in a fully-autonomous vehicle, but 70% would ride in a partially-autonomous vehicle.

“Gartner defined partially-autonomous vehicles as those that could drive autonomously, but allow a driver to retake control of the car if needed,” stated the report.

“The big issue is that people are afraid of being in vehicles where they cannot exercise some control,” said Gartner.

Survey participants were mainly concerned about a vehicle becoming confused in an emergency, and system failures.

It stated that for self-driving cars to be successful, users could not get into a vehicle and “feel like they don’t know what to do”.

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