A large majority of drivers do not want to know anything of autonomous cars

Avto 17 December, 2017
  • Julia Tim – Fotolia

    Frédéric Mercier

    Friday, 15 December 2017 11:46

    Friday, 15 December 2017 11:46

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    While some manufacturers spend fortunes in the development of technologies designed to automate the driving, Mazda continues to advocate an approach where the driver still has its place.

    Trying to understand the position of consumers in relation to cars that drive themselves, the european division of Mazda has commissioned a study of the subject. And the results are likely to reassure the driving enthusiast.


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    After having surveyed more than 11 000 people in several european countries, Ipsos Mori found that 71% of respondents would like to continue driving, even if their car was able to do it at their place.

    Contrary to what one might suspect, younger drivers are not particularly fond of self-sustaining technologies than their elders. 70% of respondents were English have also stated that they hoped that future generations will still have the option to take the steering wheel if they wish.

    According to Motor1, Mazda would not, however, a cross on the integration of self-sustaining technologies. We would expect to rather use it as a form of assistance to the drivers without trying to replace it.