Here’s A Study On Driverless Cars Conducted In Europe — The Results Are Very Interesting

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A majority of British drivers don't want to share the road with self-driving cars, according to a research, because they don't think they can trust any interaction with a robotised vehicle.

In a researched conducted by the London School of Economics (LSE), 55 percent of the motorists said they would be uncomfortable driving alongside an autonomous car.

This is compared to 28 percent of motorists who said they would be comfortable in a driverless car and 14 percent of people who claimed they were ‘neither comfortable nor uncomfortable'.

Chris Tennant, a behavioural scientist at the LSE, said: "People are very reluctant about autonomous car technology, and the trust partly comes down to the lack of social interaction possible with a self-driven car."

The research revealed three main areas of distrust among people, technical malfunction, that a human should always be in control of the car, and that machines don't have the required common sense to interact with human drivers.

As a matter of fact, 68 percent of British drivers believe that humans should be in control of their cars at any time. Tennant said, "Drivers have a strong feeling that there will be no social connection to the other car and that brings mistrust."

People were also asked to look at a traffic situation where a self-driving car needed to overtake a truck, and they thought the flow of cars would be difficult for the car to judge and make the maneuver.

The survey, which was conducted across Europe was commissioned by Goodyear, the tyre manufacturer. The company contacted 12,000 respondents in 11 countries in Europe. British drivers made up 1450 of the survey numbers.

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