Yesterday, a report by independent researcher Navigant found Ford is on track to be the top supplier of autonomous vehicles, with GM, Renault-Nissan and Daimler as the other top contenders. Most of these major automakers plan to roll out their new self-driving cars in 5 years with projections that it will revolutionise transportation by mitigating traffic accidents caused by human error and alleviating road congestion. But despite the companies’ goals and progress, what do consumers think of driverless cars?
While there have been many test runs of self-driving cars, not all have been successful. One test from Tesla led to a fatal accident in Florida in 2016, and another test by Uber led to a collision in Arizona just last month. However, there have also been many successful runs; for example, Uber’s self-driving taxi pilot program has run smoothly for 6 months in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In our global survey, we asked respondents if they are aware of self-driving cars and how safe they think they are. Our results showed that a majority of people are aware of self-driving cars (74%) and that more people think they are safe (39%) than unsafe (25%).
Below you’ll find a list of the top 10 countries with the highest share of people who are aware of self-driving cars and think they are already safe.
To explore more transportation facts and figures, visit the interactive dashboard How the World Moves.