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  • Relinquishing control to machines goes against our basic instincts
  • Relinquishing control to machines goes against our basic instincts
    Vadim Timoshkin (2014) ©

Would you feel comfortable in a driverless car?

With the news that Google's AI has become the first non-human to qualify for a US driving license, the prospect of a future in which cars drive themselves has never been more feasible. Canvas8 sat down with 20 Brits to find out how comfortable they'd feel travelling in a driverless car.

Location United Kingdom

The average driver could free up 235 hours a year by switching to an autonomous vehicle. [1] So when keeping your hands on the wheel and your foot on the pedal isn’t an option – which it isn’t in Google’s self-driving car, since there’s no wheel, brake or accelerator –  would you put your feet up and read a book instead? Maybe take a nap?

Actually, 44% of people globally would keep their eyes on the road, while many would refuse to get in one at all. [2] Despite the fact that 94% ...



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