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Welsh drivers most uncomfortable about driverless cars

A recent study carried about by pollsters YouGov, on behalf of claims.co.uk, has discovered that people in Wales are the most uncomfortable in Great Britain about the idea of using driverless cars. The survey revealed that 77% of those polled in the region felt either fairly or very uncomfortable with the prospect of driverless technology being introduced to vehicles.

“There has been much confusion and concern when it comes to driverless cars,” said John Quail, Managing Director of Claims.co.uk. “I think there is still a long way to go before driverless cars are fully accepted and people have the confidence to use them.”

Driverless cars could be on the roads in the UK within the next couple of years as recent developments in USA have seen driverless technology made available to the general public for the first time. Tesla Motors has released a software update that allows current cars to travel without driver input, but only on motorways. However, there have also been reports of cars swerving across the road unnecessarily, and warnings that drivers are still liable if their car causes an accident.

Great Britain as a whole

The infographic below shows the breakdown of views on driverless technology in different regions of Great Britain:

Driverless Cars GB

Raw YouGov survey data

The table below shows the raw data taken from the YouGov survey:

  North Midlands East London South England Wales Scotland
Unweighted base 515 313 207 237 464 1736 123 169
Base 499 333 195 260 464 1750 101 176
Very comfortable 5% 7% 7% 4% 7% 6% 5% 9%
Fairly comfortable 13% 14% 19% 16% 16% 15% 9% 15%
Fairly uncomfortable 28% 33% 25% 31% 27% 29% 36% 28%
Very uncomfortable 41% 36% 39% 37% 41% 39% 41% 38%
Don’t know 12% 11% 11% 12% 9% 11% 9% 10%
Net: Comfortable 18% 20% 26% 20% 23% 21% 14% 24%
Net: Uncomfortable 69% 69% 63% 68% 68% 68% 77% 66%

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