While some motorists may be ready to explore Colorado in a driverless vehicle, the majority of people aren’t sure what to make of them. According to a study conducted by AAA, only 12% of respondents said that they would feel safe in a car that operated on its own. The study also found that 28% of respondents aren’t sure how they feel about the technology.
The AAA survey found that roughly 60% of respondents wanted to know more about what would happen if an autonomous vehicle was involved in an accident. Furthermore, 49% of respondents said that they would want to know more about whether such a vehicle could be compromised by hackers. A large number of respondents would need more information about how safe a driverless vehicle was before getting into one.
Of those who took part in the survey, 72% said that they would be willing to ride in a driverless vehicle if a human was able to take over. Alternatively, 69% said that they would be willing to ride in a car operated by a computer if they could take over in an emergency situation. Currently, many vehicles have features that allow them to perform limited tasks on behalf of the driver. However, AAA says that it will be many decades before a car is able to perform all the tasks that a person is accustomed to handling today.
It isn’t uncommon for auto accidents to cause significant injuries that may take months or years to recover from. If the crash was caused by the negligence of another motorist, victims might want to have an attorney’s help when seeking compensation for their losses.