The Majority of UK Public would not feel Safe in Self-Driving Cars

New research from global technology company, Thales, reveals that over half of UK citizens (57%) would not feel safe riding in a self-driving car. The UK government has stated its vision to have driverless cars on UK roads by 2021 but nearly a quarter of the UK public (23%) said they feel apprehensive about the prospect of self-driving cars on the roads in the next three years, while a fifth of respondents (20%) felt fearful. Only 12% were either excited or optimistic.

In fact, just 16% of the UK public said they would feel safe riding in a self-driving car with the biggest concern being the safety of pedestrians (56%).