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Most American Consumers Remain Wary of Autonomous Vehicles

But motorists welcome new advanced driver assistance features.

by on Apr.18, 2017

More and more autonomous prototypes are on the road, but consumers remain skeptical.

If you listen to the experts, the coming age of the autonomous automobile will all but eliminate crashes and fatalities on U.S. roadways. But American consumers aren’t quite so confident. According to the new J.D. Power Tech Choice Study, motorists are wary of hands-free driving.

At the same time, they have become increasingly receptive to the flood of new, semi-autonomous advanced driver assistance system, or ADAS, technologies – such as forward collision warning and blind-spot detection – that are showing up on more and more of the latest vehicles.

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“In most cases, as technology concepts get closer to becoming reality, consumer curiousity and acceptance increase,” said Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction and HMI research at J.D. Power and Associates. “With autonomous vehicles, we see a pattern where trust…in the technology…is declining.”

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Volvo Teams Up with Autoliv on Autonomous Vehicle Venture

by on Sep.06, 2016

Jan Carlson, chairman, CEO of Autoliv with Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson.

Volvo Car Group has turned to Swedish-based supplier Autoliv to help speed up its autonomous vehicle program.

The as yet-unnamed venture, which will be based near Volvo’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, will focus on an array of new driver assistance and fully self-driving vehicle technologies. The move follows a series of similar steps by automotive rivals hoping to rev up their own autonomous vehicle projects.

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“By combining our know-how and resources we will create a world leader in AD software development. This means we can introduce this exciting technology to our customers faster,” said Volvo Cars Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson.

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