Two-thirds of drivers ‘uncomfortable’ about driverless cars
Those in favour (32%) commented that the majority of driving accidents occur when human judgement is flawed.
Mark Bower-Dyke, Chairman of Be Wiser Insurance, commented: ’Reducing the potential for human error could make for a safer driving experience – especially when it comes to those little bumps and scrapes which occur when momentary distraction is to blame – a computer rarely loses concentration!’
Those who were most uncomfortable focused on who would take responsibility in case of an accident or driving infraction, and whether a “driverless car” could be trusted any more than your computer could.
Mark Bower-Dyke commented: ’Automated parking is already being hailed as a boon to both drivers and insurers as it reduces the number of parking related claims. We hope that driverless cars will be the next logical extension of safer driving – especially for those who don't like or enjoy driving at all.’
One of the grey areas surrounding the law and driverless cars, and one which most respondents picked up on, was whether a driverless car could drive people home after they’ve had a drink!
Mark Bower-Dyke concluded: ’Driverless cars could provide real safety advantages when there are enough of them on the road – it's not all about having a robot chauffeur to drive you back from the pub!’