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Brits admit safety fears over driverless and electric cars

By [email protected] - 21st December 2016 - 10:36

A new survey carried out by Northern Connectors, found that both drivers and non-drivers have concerns about safety and practicality of driverless and electric cars. 65% of cited safety issues - such as the driver not being in full control of their driverless cars. 49% are worried that machines would struggle with ethical decisions that present themselves on the road and 50% agreed there would be uncertainty over who would be held responsible in the event of a crash. 64% said they would currently rather own a manual than a driverless car, with many citing the joy of driving and the control and freedom it affords them, while others claimed they do not trust technology and believe manual driving to be safer.