Canada - wary of AVs

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Canada - wary of AVs

Postby akirk » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:27 pm

http://www.macleans.ca/economy/business ... ving-cars/

Canadian respondents, it turns out, are not exactly thrilled by the idea of the driverless car. More attractive to them is the idea of human-driven vehicles featuring automation that enhances safety, such as self-braking and automatic steering in emergencies, or automatic calling to emergency services in the event of an accident. Cars equipped with all of these features appealed to 42 per cent of respondents, while AVs appealed to just 26 per cent.

The surveyors gave respondents a list of 18 emotions to choose from to describe the notion of riding in autonomous cars, and the idea triggered as much alarm as reassurance: more than one in four chose “anxious,” while 29 per cent said it would make them feel “powerless.” That was slightly more than picked “relaxed” or “free” (respondents were allowed to choose more than one).


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Re: Canada - wary of AVs

Postby sussex2 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:00 am

The Canadians have always struck me as being grounded and sensible.


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