U.S. Gen Y and their stance on autonomous vehicle technologies 2014

This statistic portrays the types of autonomous vehicle technologies members of the Generation Y in the United States would be comfortable using. More than 70 percent of those surveyed replied they would be comfortable using basic autonomous vehicle technologies (which assist the driver by performing tasks such as skidding prevention and traction control) and just over 45 percent of the respondents said they'd be comfortable using full-self driving vehicle technologies.

Generation Y: How comfortable would you be using the following autonomous vehicle technologies?

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United States

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Number of respondents

ca. 680 individuals from the United States

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

Generation Y

Supplementary notes

Autonomous (driverless) vehicle definitions based on U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) definitions.

Basic: Driver assistance technologies, including anti-lock braking (prevent from skidding) and/or traction control (to prevent loss of grip with the road).

Advanced: Combination of two functions or more, including adaptive cruise control and lane centering technology in unison to relieve the driver of control of those functions.

Limited Self-Driving: Self-driving operation in certain traffic and environmental conditions.

Full Self-Driving: Vehicle takes control of the wheel during the entire trip.

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