Capgemini Cars Online 2015 study reveals that 90% of those surveyed in India showed an affinity towards low speed autonomous driving for parking and de-parking, and for medium speed driving in heavy traffic conditions. An astonishing 89% of them were open to adopting high-speed autonomous driving as well!
The study conducted by Capgemini titled ‘Cars Online 2015’ spanned buyers from across the globe. These included nearly 1,000 respondents in each country (over 7,500 persons from 7 countries). Going by the survey, Indian motorists are very much ready to embrace the latest autonomous driving technologies.
Besides autonomous car technology finding favor among Indian buyers, it was connected car technology that respondents were also keen to know more about. While almost 25 % respondents stated that they were already using connected car services, 70% respondents who did not have this technology on their vehicles stated that they were looking forward to it in their next purchase.
Capgemini ‘Cars Online 2015’ study also revealed that 94% Indian respondents prefer outright purchase of a new as against leasing or a used vehicle while safety was a priority with 61% respondents followed by fuel efficiency with 59% and car technology with 45% respondents.
Online buying trend was also quickly picking up among buyers in India with 27% of them inclined to make online purchases while 65% stated they would rather visit a regular company dealership, take a test ride and seek discounts prior to making their purchases.