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Monday 21 April 2014

Most would let their car take control

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Most would let their car take control

A MAJORITY of motorists would consider using a 'driverless' car, according to a new survey.

However, 40pc would never consider doing such a thing, and, even those who might let the car do the driving, are highly sceptical of the technology (65pc). They are not so sure the technology is a good idea.

Indeed, most motorists believe there should be more emphasis on making drivers and cars safer.

As we know, driverless cars use radar, GPS and satellites to drive and navigate so there is no need for a driver to take control. As we also know, Google has a driverless vehicle which so far has driven nearly 500,000 miles without an accident.

One of the big selling points of the driverless car's advanced technology is that vehicles could not exceed the speed limit.

Not surprisingly, that met with approval from half of those surveyed on behalf of IAM. Mind you, the other half considered it a disadvantage.

More than half surveyed also think an automated system should take control to prevent a crash.

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