More motorists trust self-driving cars

May 20, 2013 12:00 AM

Many automakers are making strides when it comes to driverless vehicles, and motorists around the world are beginning to take notice. According to a survey conducted by Cisco Systems titled "Consumers Desire More Automated Automobiles," drivers around the world are growing more comfortable with self-driving cars. About 60 percent of people in the U.S. said they would trust these driverless vehicles. However, only 48 percent felt comfortable riding in one of these autonomous vehicles with their children. 

Similar results were found in countries like Brazil, India and China. In each of these locales, drivers were receptive to the idea of autonomous vehicles, but became hesitant when children were involved. Overall, 57 percent of respondents worldwide said they would likely ride in a car driven by technology.

While these automobiles may not be available until well into the future, the technological strides that are leading up to autonomous cars are already popping up in current models.

Motorists were not just comfortable incorporating technology into their driving habits - many find ways to weave technology into the entire auto experience. From auto shopping to vehicle maintenance and car repair, these owners frequently turn to the internet and other communications devices to make car shopping and driving processes more convenient. 

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