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Consumer excitement about self-driving cars is growing, according to CarGurus survey

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on April 26, 2019

For the second year in a row, CarGurus surveyed consumers to get a pulse on their feelings toward self-driving cars. While most aren’t ready for them to be the status quo, the survey found that consumer sentiment is changing fast, with enthusiasm rapidly replacing skepticism. Overall, the survey found:

  • 32% of consumers surveyed are excited about the development of self-driving cars, up 11% from 2018.
  • Respondents concerned about them decreased from 47% to 37%.
  • 28% of respondents specified they could own a self-driving car in the next 10 years, more than double the 13% from last year.

The survey also revealed which brands consumers trust the most to develop self-driving car technology and what to expect in the near future when it comes to self-driving cars:

  • Tesla remains the most-trusted company to produce a self-driving car, with 29% of respondents saying they trust the brand.
  • Over a third (35%) of people who currently use ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft say they would probably/definitely take a ride from these services in a self-driving car.

For more information, read the full press release or check out our infographic.


Topics: CarGurus data, industry news, trends