“Car, will you drive my baby?” – community attitudes towards autonomous vehicles and associated technologies
Keywords: Autonomous Vehicles
Submission Date: 2019
While Automated Vehicle (AV) research and development can be tracked back to the 1920s, it is only in recent time that significant effort and milestones in technology have led to a belief that automated driving is possible. Driverless cars and new technologies have the potential to positively affect a significant proportion of road trauma (Austroads, 2017). However, adoption of this technology is highly dependent on obtaining the trust and confidence of the general public (Kaur & Rampersand, 2018). This study investigates the changes in community acceptance of AVs and associated technologies since 2014.