More Than Third Russians Do Not Trust Self-Driving Vehicles

Specialists of the SuperJob job search service conducted a survey among representatives of the economically active population from all districts of Russia and found out that most of those who want to drive unmanned vehicles are among the residents of Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Voronezh, and Ufa.  

However, the results of the study showed that 37 per cent of respondents are not yet ready to use unmanned vehicles. In the comments, some drivers admitted that they do not want to be deprived of the pleasure of driving, while others share their concerns about safety. In turn, 36 per cent of respondents are ready to drive such type of transport explaining this by the desire to follow the progress and personally see the advantages of the new vehicles. Also, 27 per cent of Russians found it difficult to define their attitude to unmanned cars.

Experts note that in 2019, the readiness of Russians to get into unmanned vehicles was slightly higher (39 per cent in 2019 and 36 per cent now). It is specified that men are more likely to express this readiness than women (43 per cent versus 28 per cent). Most often, those who are ready to take a ride in vehicles controlled by artificial intelligence are the respondents with an income of over 80 thousand rubles (46 per cent).

Also, among residents of cities with a population of over one million people, residents of Kazan (45 per cent), Yekaterinburg, Voronezh, Ufa, and Chelyabinsk (42 per cent each) most often claimed that they would like to try themselves as a passenger of a self-driving car, while least of all people who have such a desire live in Nizhny Novgorod (33 per cent) and Volgograd (34 per cent).

Ru-Main, 05.05.2021 

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