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Billions spent in vain: Americans don't want self-driving cars

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Auto industry   Only 9% of Americans say they would use the technology

Although automobile manufacturers and technology companies are investing billions in making self-driving cars a common part of Americans' daily lives, the public is generally taking a wait-and-see approach with these vehicles.

Only 9% of Americans say they would use the technology immediately once it is certified by government auto-safety regulators, while 38% say they would wait a while and 52% would never want to use a driverless car.

Those who do not enjoy driving much or at all (36%) are three times as likely as those who enjoy driving a great deal (11%) to say they would own a driverless car.

College graduates (29%) are more than twice as likely as those who are not college graduates (13%) to say they would own a self-driving car.

Americans living in cities (23%) and suburbs (24%) are more than twice as likely as those living in small towns and rural areas (10%) to say they would own a driverless car.


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