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Software Advice IndustryView: 
The Future of Driverless Fleets 
Trends and best practices from the industry.
Abstract 
We surveyed 385 adults in the United States over their attitudes toward 
driverless technology in both cars and ...
Concern Over Driverless Trucks Is Widespread 
Cars 
Semi-trucks 
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 
Much less safe Much safer 
Over ...
Women More Wary of Driverless Cars Than Men 
Men 
Women 
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 
Much less safe Much safer 
Sixty-five pe...
Women More Wary of Driverless Semi-Trucks Than Men 
Men 
Women 
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 
Much less safe Much safer 
Sevent...
Despite Benefits of Driverless Trucks, Public Still Skeptical 
Wouldn’t be any more comfortable 
Much more comfortable 
Mo...
Read Report Read about our findings in more detail. 
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Software Advice IndustryView: The Future of Fleets in a Post-Driver World

We conducted a survey to gauge public perceptions of driverless technology in both cars and semi-trucks. Here's what we found.

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Software Advice IndustryView: The Future of Fleets in a Post-Driver World

  1. 1. Software Advice IndustryView: The Future of Driverless Fleets Trends and best practices from the industry.
  2. 2. Abstract We surveyed 385 adults in the United States over their attitudes toward driverless technology in both cars and semi-trucks. Here’s what we found: • Over two-thirds of survey respondents said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks. • Women were more likely than men to think that vehicles piloted by driverless technology would be less safe than vehicles operated by human beings. • The majority of respondents would be uncomfortable with driverless semi-trucks, even if it meant cheaper consumer goods or reduced carbon emissions.
  3. 3. Concern Over Driverless Trucks Is Widespread Cars Semi-trucks 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Much less safe Much safer Over two-thirds of respondents said driverless semi-trucks would be “less safe” than regular vehicles, while 56 percent said driverless cars would be “less safe.”
  4. 4. Women More Wary of Driverless Cars Than Men Men Women 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Much less safe Much safer Sixty-five percent of women—compared to 46 percent of men—said they thought driverless cars would be “less safe” than traditional cars.
  5. 5. Women More Wary of Driverless Semi-Trucks Than Men Men Women 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Much less safe Much safer Seventy-seven percent of women said they thought driverless semi-trucks would be “less safe,” compared to 59 percent of men.
  6. 6. Despite Benefits of Driverless Trucks, Public Still Skeptical Wouldn’t be any more comfortable Much more comfortable Moderately more comfortable Comfortable regardless 0 15 30 45 60 Percent of sample Cheaper goods Reduced emissions Over half of respondents would not feel any more comfortable sharing the road with driverless trucks if it meant cheaper consumer goods or reduced emissions.
  7. 7. Read Report Read about our findings in more detail. @SoftwareAdvice /company/software-advice /SoftwareAdvice @SoftwareAdvice Software Advice™ is a trusted resource for software buyers. The company's website, www.softwareadvice.com, provides detailed reviews, comparisons and research to help organizations choose the right software. Meanwhile, the company’s team of software analysts provide free telephone consultations to help each software buyer identify systems that best fit their needs. In the process, Software Advice connects software buyers and sellers, generating high-quality opportunities for software vendors.

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