Driverless-car survey finds Americans are not ready to give up the driver’s seat

U.S. drivers may believe roads would be safer if driverless cars were in charge, but few are ready to relinquish the steering wheel just yet, according to a Kelley Blue Book survey about how self-driving vehicles are perceived.

The survey found that, by a thin margin, most respondents would like to keep full control of their vehicle, even if it meant it was not as safe for other drivers — 51% said they’d prefer control even it’s not as safe for other drivers, while 49% said they’d prefer safer roads even if that means less control over their vehicle.

Kelley Blue Book commissioned the survey, which was conducted in mid May and polled 2,264 U.S.

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