Safety top concern when adopting autonomous vehicle tech says TE Connectivity survey
Driverless vehicles are yet to be accepted by consumers, with most citing safety as a top priority. Safety is at the very top of consumer precedence in use of autonomous cars and this was found in a survey conducted by TE Connectivity Limited.
Respondents felt that more safety technology needs to be incorporated into driverless cars so they are more acceptable, specially in the areas of lane control, automatic emergency braking and sensors to detect any approaching impediment or pedestrian.
It was these factors that were more important than a state of the art infotainment system of other technological updates which may make their way into autonomous vehicles in the future. 60% of respondents were wary of relinquishing total control, high speed capacities or the facility for the autonomous vehicle to navigate itself and arrive at any destination without any driver intervention.
It was also respondents in the age group of 55-64 and those driving with children on board that voiced most concerns with regard to total and complete safety of autonomous cars.