44 percent of Americans are willing to abandon personal carsFebruary 10, 2020
The study shows that almost half of the owners of private cars in the United States in the future are ready to abandon them in favor of unmanned taxis.
The automotive industry is investing in the development of unmanned vehicles of $ 75 billion between 2019 and 2023. Today, more than 60 companies are working on autonomous driving technologies of level 4 or 5, and for good reason: according to Medium, 44% of 1,594 Americans surveyed are ready to completely abandon owning a personal car in favor of robotic taxis and unmanned car sharing. The head of the company Cruise Automation says that the average family from San Francisco will save about $ 5,000 by abandoning the car.
In Germany, where 1,015 people were interviewed, 52% are ready to transfer from a car to a drone altogether. In China, where 1,072 people were interviewed, 84% are willing to choose a stand-alone taxi. Analysts attribute this difference to the fact that, at lower income levels, owning a car is usually a heavier burden. In the US, consumers are willing to pay up to $ 1,709 for a second-level autopilot and $ 1,868 for a fourth-level technology. In Germany, consumers are willing to pay $ 1,488 for the second level and $ 1,844 for the fourth. In China, consumers are willing to part with $ 2,178 for the second level and $ 2,343 for the fourth.
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