Motorists do not trust new developments in the automotive Industry, according to a new survey.
In an ongoing move to eliminate fossil-fuel emissions, switch to electric, increase intelligence in cars and cut the cost of drivers – the automotive industry is moving at a pace that motorists cannot keep up with and it is making them lose trust in the process.
The survey conducted by Servicing Stop, found that 63% of motorists are not at all willing to take a ride in an autonomous Vehicle. When asked to expand on their answers, 77% of motorists said they were reluctant to try out a vehicle not driven by a person with just 5% of motorists extremely eager to give it a go.
This reluctance only increases with enhanced technology as more than half of motorists (55%) said that car hacking was a major concern. This comes as a result of vehicles becoming connected with the internet and other vehicles.
Almost a third of motorists are most worried about someone taking control of the car while they are driving, 31% are worried about having their information stolen and a quarter of people are terrified that someone can steal their car as a result of its vulnerability. A further 13% are worried that their car can now be broken into more easily through an online hacking system.
CEO and founder of Servicing Stop, Oly Richmond, said: “Motorists are clearly very concerned with the move to autonomous driving and the enhanced software found in newer vehicles. Self-driving cars will not be available for the everyday driver for at least three or four years but the vision of having these vehicles on the road is admittedly overwhelming. While it may seem frightening for some, I think this is an exciting time for the entire industry and I personally look forward to seeing more motorists reap the benefits of new technology.”
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