Nearly half of all Americans aren’t convinced autonomous vehicles will be safe but more than half would ride in one if it were government-certified to be safe.
The figures are contained in a wide-ranging report on American attitudes toward the “mobility revolution” released this month by Deloitte, the global consulting firm, based on responses from 35,000 consumers from 20 countries.
Key takeaways from the report:
- 48 percent of Americans believe the fully autonomous vehicles will be unsafe, and 58 percent indicated they aren’t willing to pay more than an extra $500 for self-driving technology.
- Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers believe they fully electric vehicles should be capable of traveling more than 200 miles on a single charge, while 41 percent believe they should have a range of at least 300 miles.
- Only 27 percent of U.S survey respondents said they’re willing to wait between 30 minutes and an hour to recharge an electric vehicle.
- Nearly a third of American consumers said they wouldn’t pay any more for a vehicle that communicates with other vehicles and road infrastructure to improve safety.
Read Deloitte’s full report here.