New data finds that trust in autonomous vehicles hasn’t changed much in the past year. Teens and younger millennials are still more likely to trust self-driving cars, while very few baby boomers do.
Market research firm J.D. Power and Associates surveyed US internet users ages 16 and older who have purchased or leased a new vehicle in the past five years. In 2017, 23% of teens and young adults ages 16 to 22 said they would definitely trust fully automated self-driving cars. But that’s not very different from their response a year ago—an increase of just 2 percentage points.
And the number of young people who said they would probably trust autonomous vehicles actually declined slightly during this time, from 34% to 33%.
One key difference from last year’s responses, however, is that more individuals in this age group said they would definitely not trust self-driving cars. In fact, their distrust doubled, from 11% in 2016 to 22% in 2017. Read the rest at eMarketer.