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75% of UK population say they don’t want driverless cars

The survey follows last week’s announcement that the government is to put £20m into the research of driverless cars, ensuring that the technology can be trialled in the UK by the end of the year.

The OSV survey also found that people from England are even more against driverless cars with 82% saying they wouldn’t want one – this compares to 74% of people from Scotland.

Interestingly, men are more drawn to driverless cars than women, with 30% of those surveyed stating that they would like one, compared to 19% of women. 

Younger drivers are also more interested in the technology, with 43% of 18-25 year olds saying they would want to buy an autonomous car. On the other end of the spectrum only 10% of 55-64 year olds shared that same interest. Surprisingly, that figure rose to 27% for the over 65’s, showing that the youngest and eldest age groups are the most interested in the driverless car revolution.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.