Who will trust himself to unmanned cars? Youth and men!February 26, 2019
The popularity of autonomous vehicles is growing steadily. Three quarters of Germans have nothing against an “electronic” driver.
A survey conducted by the German IT-association Bitkom, showed that people are increasingly growing confidence in autonomous vehicles. Currently, 77% of respondents do not have prejudices to drones, and in 2015 this figure was only 61%. 63% are ready to travel on a robot-controlled subway train or commuter train. In 2015, these were only 50%. Autonomous long-distance trains are the second most popular destination – 54% of those surveyed are ready to ride these (50% in 2015).
47% of respondents (and in 2015 – 34%) say that they are ready to use autonomous cars, as many (48%) will ride unmanned taxis (30% in 2015).
A little less confidence among the inhabitants to the bus without a driver, only 38% of the respondents would have sat in such a situation (in 2015 – 30%). 25% consider interesting for themselves the idea of calling an autonomous route taxi. And only 12% would agree to travel on an airplane controlled by a robot (in 2015 there were 13% of these).
The younger the respondents, the easier they perceive the idea that vehicles can be unmanned. 85% of respondents aged 16 to 29 years can imagine the use of autonomous vehicles. Among those who are from 30 to 49 years old, these are 77%, and at the age of 50 to 64 years old – 80%.
There are differences between the sexes – 82% of men and only 74% of women are ready to safely use autonomous vehicles.
The survey involved more than a thousand people in Germany.
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