Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over to Computer if it Meant Lower Insurance Rates

Lucas123 (935744) writes | about a year ago


Lucas123 (935744) writes "Most drivers would consider buying an autonomous vehicle if it meant their insurance rates would be reduced by 80%, a new survey of 2,000 licensed drivers found. Oddly enough, the survey by the online consumer insurance site also showed that 75% of respondents think they could drive a car better than a computer. Another 64% said computers were not capable of the same quality of decision-making as human drivers. And 75% would not trust a driverless car to take their children to school. The survey also asked what commuters would be doing if a computer handled the driving: More than one-in-four would text/talk with friends; 21% would read; 10% would sleep; 8% would watch movies; 7% would play games; and 7% would work. The rest of those survyed said they'd just watch the scenery blow by."
Link to Original Source

cancel ×

1 comment

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Quality of decision-making... (1)

Em Adespoton (792954) | about a year ago | (#45350209)

Another 64% said computers were not capable of the same quality of decision-making as human drivers.

I'm amazed it's only 64% -- considering the huge variance in decision-making quality of human drivers (even with a sample size of 1), it seems rather obvious to me that computers that fail in predictable ways have a different quality of decision making compared to unpredictable humans.

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?