When Will Self-Driving Cars Outperform Humans?

The Ansys Global Autonomous Vehicles Report uncovers varying consumer attitudes regarding autonomous vehicles (AVs). Ansys commissioned the survey to gauge global consumer perception of AVs and better understand expectations for the future of travel. The report confirms consumers have high expectations for autonomous capabilities and are comfortable with the idea of riding in autonomous vehicles in their lifetime.

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Comparing Driving Abilities

Seventy-one percent of consumers believe that autonomous cars are better drivers than humans or will surpass human abilities by 2029.

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Comfort with Autonomous Vehicles

Ninety-seven percent of Chinese respondents indicated they would be most comfortable riding in autonomous cars and aircraft during their lifetime, followed by those surveyed in India, Japan and the United States. In the United Kingdom, just 57% and 46% felt similarly.

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Consumer Concerns

When asked to select their greatest concern for riding in an autonomous car, 59% were most concerned with technological failure. A similar number (65%) showed the same trepidation about autonomous aircraft.

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Millennials Matter

Younger respondents were more interested in autonomous cars than older generations. Eighty-seven percent of 18- to 24-year-olds and 88% of 25- to 34-year-olds said they expect to ride in autonomous cars during their lifetime. Only 62% of 55- to 64-year-olds and 57% of those over 65 shared this sentiment.

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TIMELINE FOR GLOBAL ADOPTION

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