Public Fear of Autonomous Vehicles: A Problem We Can’t Just Ignore

While most cleantech and Tesla fans are excited about the potential of autonomous vehicles, we aren’t a random sample. The bad news: about half of the US population says they will never ride in an autonomous taxi or rideshare vehicle. About 3/4 of people say it isn’t ready for prime time (a fact in most cases today), but 20% of the population doesn’t think it will ever be ready…