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Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles

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Many drivers also fear carsickness in autonomous vehicles.

The overwhelming majority of Americans do not want to own a fully self-driving car in the future, according to a new survey by the University of Michigan.

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Most U.S. drivers do not want to own a fully self-driving car in the future, according to a University of Michigan survey.

The poll found 37.2% of respondents were "very concerned" about riding in a completely autonomous vehicle, while 66.6% were "very or moderately concerned." Only 9.7% of respondents indicated they were not at all concerned about riding in a completely self-driving vehicle.

In addition, 43% of women indicated they were "very concerned" about completely self-driving cars, versus 31.3% of men. However, the difference was smaller for partially self-driving vehicles, as only 17.5% of women and 16.4% of men were very concerned.

A previous survey found about 30% of respondents in the U.S., Australia, and Britain are "very concerned" about system and vehicle security breaches from hackers and about data privacy in tracking speed and location. In addition, 37% are "moderately concerned" about these issues, and nearly 25% are "slightly concerned."

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