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Study: More People Want Better ADAS, Not AVs

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May 16, 2022—A study from AAA shows that the vast majority of Americans really couldn't care less about autonomous driving at the moment.

According to a report from Jalopnik, 85 percent of respondents to the AAA survey said they don't trust autonomous vehicles "to keep themselves or their families safe." Only 18 percent expressed some interest in self-driving cars.

Perhaps not surprisingly, a staggering 77 percent of survey takers said they want automakers to focus on improving currently available ADAS systems in new vehicles. 

Per the report, the second half of the survey measured the efficacy of current Level 2 ADAS functions in three vehicles and found them to be "severely lacking."

“You can’t sell consumers on the future if they don’t trust the present,” AAA Automotive Engineering Director Greg Brannon said in a press release. “And drivers tell us they expect their current driving assistance technology to perform safely all the time. But unfortunately, our testing demonstrates spotty performance is the norm rather than the exception.”

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