Study: Indians Afraid Of Self Driving Cars — Really?

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Self driving cars were a vision a few years ago and now it has become reality. Since these cars will soon hit Indian roads as well, a survey was carried and nearly 40 percent of Indians said they will be fearful or not attempt any activities in such vehicles.

Sivak, a research professor at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said, "An average occupant of a light-duty vehicle spends about an hour a day travelling that could potentially be put to more productive use. Indeed, increased productivity is one of the expected benefits of self-driving vehicles."

Also, the study found out that the fear of self driving cars would prevent those 40 percent of people from being productive in a self driving car.

Of the 60 percent who said they will take advantage of time in a self driving car, 10 percent said they would read, 15 percent said they would use that time to talk/ text to family and friends, almost five percent would sleep, 12 percent of them would watch movies, 16 percent would work, and two percent would play games.

The same study in the US showed that 23 percent of people would not ride in such a vehicle (self driving cars), 36 percent said they would be fearful and only watch the road, and nearly eight percent said they will experience motion sickness.

The study reveals that people would involve in productive activities in self driving cars only after their confidence level rises.

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Story first published: Monday, September 19, 2016, 9:21 [IST]
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