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Local News Australian Market Report Q3 Majority of Australians want self-driving cars: ADVI research T he findings showed 82 per cent of Australians recognise that driverless vehicles will provide greater mobility for people with driving impairments and just under three quarters (73 per cent) wanted an autonomous car to transport them when they feel physically or mentally unable to drive manually. Lead researcher Professor Michael Regan, Chief Scientist-Human Factors at the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB Group), said, “it’s just under a year since ADVI led the first trial of autonomous cars on Australian roads, and fully driverless vehicles aren’t yet even available to the public, but the Australian public is already quite advanced in its thinking.” “ADVI’s preliminary findings show the majority of the Australian community is already willing to trust self-driving cars in situations where they don’t feel capable to drive or when they would simply rather not because it’s boring or they’re in traffic.” “Given the lack of community interaction with self-driving cars todate, it’s encouraging that almost half (47 per cent) of the Australian population believe they will be safer than human drivers.” Prof Regan said the fact that a quarter disagree driverless cars will be safer, and a quarter remain undecided highlights the importance of continued community education by governments and industry to ensure the safety benefits are communicated and individual incidents don’t delay their safe introduction onto Australian roads. 76% agreed they would want to use a driverless vehicle when they were tired or fatigued. Interestingly for vehicle manufacturers, the research found that more than half (62 per cent) of Australians think they shouldn’t need to pay more for autonomous technology; but of those willing to spend more, they would invest an additional AU$8,977 on average for a fully-automated car. Highlights of the preliminary findings released by ADVI include: • 76% agreed they would want to use a driverless vehicle when they were tired or fatigued. • 69% would rather a driverless vehicle take over when driving was “boring or monotonous”and 60% when there was traffic congestion. • 61% said they would prefer to hand over control to a self-driving car when they felt uncomfortable driving manually, but only 25% said they they’d use a driverless car Source: ɥ䵅Ʌ̵݅е͕ɥ٥̵٤ɕ͕ɍ()Ѽѡȁ̸+QЁ䁅ѥ٥)Ʌ́ͅѡݽձ)ѡȁѥɥٕɱ́)͕݅́٥͍䀠)ݕ䁥ѕɅѥݥѠ)͕̀ؔ+Ȕݽձ͔ѡѥѼɕ)Ёͅѡݽձ)Ѽͱɥٕɱ́ȸ)5Ʌ́ɔͼѼ)ѡȁ䁍ѥɔ)ɽՍѥٔݥѠ؁ȁЁͅ她)ѡݽձѡȁɕ)ɥ٥ѥݽɬ)QՕѥٕ݅)ͥY'éMѥ)]ɭɽɽٕ)ѡյѡ́ѕЁѡ)Uٕͥ䁽9M\)%Ёɽ٥́ѡЁѠ)ͥЁѼɅϊd)ɍѥ́ɥٕɱٕ́)Ѽєɴѡ͕)Y'éɽ͕Յٕ)Qɕ͕ɍ́ѡ)ɕЁɕ͕)Y$ЁѠݡչ)Ʌձչԁ)啅ȁمՔ)Ʌєذ܁́)хɔɽѥٔɽ)ѼѡɽՍѥѽ)ٕ́Ʌ()ȁѽٕ́́Ʌձͽ͕́Ս)ѡ́Ёɽ 5\ȁɽ((((0