Common emotions evoked by self-driving cars according to survey 2019

Whilst just over half of consumers feel a sense of surprise when thinking of self-driving cars, almost 60 percent of respondents claimed to experience a feeling of anticipation regarding fully autonomous vehicles. The questionnaire of 5,538 consumers was part of a larger survey conducted by Capgemini Research Institute. Overall, positive emotions towards self-driving cars are more prominent than negative emotions.

Most common emotions evoked in consumers worldwide by self-driving cars as of January 2019

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

December 2018 to January 2019

Number of respondents

5,538 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Consumers from U.S., UK, France, Germany, Sweden, China

Supplementary notes

Responses to the the question "What emotion does the thought of a self-driving car invoke in you?".
* Helplessness also includes "loss of control".
The source did not specify the survey type.
The survey was carried out in the following countries: U.S., UK, France, Germany, Sweden, China

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