Survey says Pennsylvanians divided over driverless cars

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Mar 12, 2017 9:53 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvanians have conflicting views when it comes to the technology behind driverless vehicles. 

A survey by Triple-A sought the views of motorists nationwide when it comes to autonomous vehicles, with a separate poll in Pennsylvania seeking similar thoughts.

Triple-A Mid Atlantic spokesperson Kathleen Miller says Pennsylvanians have a mixed opinion.

"47-percent of Pennsylvania drivers believe they will be routinely riding in a self-driving vehicle within 10-years.  So even though they, like most of the other folks in the United States, like the autonomous technology, they're conflicted about riding in a self-driving vehicle," Miller said.

In addition, 85 percent of Pennsylvanians expressed security concerns over the data which would be collected from autonomous vehicles, and 80 percent said that state and local governments should be notified when the vehicles are being tested in their areas. 


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