Car Drivers Favor Full Control

Car Drivers Favor Full Control

They’re not quite ready to embrace full automation.

When it comes to driving, many Americans still have no plans to go full-on “no-hands.”

That’s according to a new Kelley Blue Book survey of American drivers that finds that there’s still plenty of conflicted feelings surrounding one of the automotive and tech industry’s most ardent developmental ambitions. Among the top takeaways:

  • 64% of respondents said they preferred to be in “full control” of their vehicle at all times.
  • 51% said they prioritized personal control when it comes to self-driving cars while 49% prioritize collective safety.
  • The vast majority of respondents, 80%, want to have the option to take manual control over a driverless car.

But the report also finds opportunities for companies like Tesla TSLA -0.84% , Google GOOG 0.30% , Uber, Lyft, and traditional automakers that are pouring significant resources into the technology.

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