20 Mar '17, 7am

How Self-Driving Cars Will Sometimes Kill to Save– Teslas Included https://t.co/RoFrxk5eSo

How Self-Driving Cars Will Sometimes Kill to Save– Teslas Included https://t.co/RoFrxk5eSo

But the public may not be convinced of these “potential benefits” of autonomous driving. In a March, 2017 survey, AAA found that 78% of people polled were afraid of riding in a self-driving car, a statistic that remained unchanged from the last year. Although most people surveyed said they fear traveling in a fully self-driving car, 59% also said they would like autonomous technology in their next vehicles. “Convincing the public must begin with understanding what the public is worried about and what the psychological mechanisms involved are,” says Iyad Rahwan of the MIT Media Lab. Rahwan’s research has determined so far that most people wouldn’t buy a self-driving car that would have the potential to choose to kill them in a dangerous traffic situation.

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