RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Cars that drive themselves have transitioned from a futuristic fantasy to reality, thanks to innovations by Google, Tesla, Ford and other companies. But a new survey reveals that many Americans have a negative view of self-driving cars and wouldn’t invest in one for their personal use.
According to Harris Interactive, 2,276 U.S. adults surveyed online between November 12 and 17, 2014 about their feelings towards self-driving cars. While 35 percent of respondents said self-driving cars are “are the future of driving,” 34 percent said they were an “unnecessary luxury.”
“Furthermore, 30% say they’re an even lazier way to drive,” notes the poll results. Some respondents felt self-driving cars are “something out of ‘The Jetsons’ cartoon.”
A third of the poll participants said they would never consider buying or leasing a self-driving car.
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