By Charles Pauka
Seven in ten Australians want a self-driving car to take over when they feel tired or bored and just under half already recognise autonomous vehicles will be safer than a human driver. Preliminary findings from the first comprehensive national study into what Australians think about driverless vehicles, released today.
The inaugural study coordinated by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) and its academic partners surveyed more than 5,000 Australians aged 18 and over and will be used to inform public policy, regulation, research, marketing and vehicle design.
The findings showed 82 per cent of Australians recognise that driverless vehicles will provide greater mobility for people with driving impairments and just under three quarters (73%) wanted an autonomous car to transport them when they feel physically or mentally unable to drive manually.
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This story first appeared in T&L News.
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