After an accident in Arizona left one person dead on Sunday, self-driving cars may have taken a hit in the public consciousness. Like early reports of electric vehicle crashes, one becomes emblematic of the whole: to what degree do people trust high-speed heavy machinery operating on its own in public? Uber pulled its test driving fleet from the Phoenix area in response pending investigation of the incident, but they aren’t the only company that sees self-driving cars as the next step in ride-sharing, public transportation, or personal travel.
More than 37,000 people died in the United States in traffic-related accidents in 2017, so some argue that self-driving vehicles will be an improvement on current road safety. Adoption still depends on customers using the service, though. According to a January 2018 poll of 1,004 people from AAA, 63 percent of people would ride in a fully autonomous car.
Statista compiled a chart from data from Boston Consulting Group about why consumers would be worried to take a ride.You will find more infographics at Statista