The perception of autonomous driving


As a curiosity, but it is also a concern, so is the social perception of the autonomous car, which is briefly summarised as follows, according to a study conducted by Audi has been made public. The German manufacturer, with the help of research consultancy Ipsos, between december 2018 and march 2019 at the latest of 21,000 people aged 18 to 69 years of age from 9 different countries and 3 continents were surveyed via the internet. The survey respondents were from Germany, China, south africa, South Korea, Spain, sweden and the United States of america, France, germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. From these surveys, we may have different findings, and in five user profiles path.

38% feel anxious

About 62% of the respondents say that they are curious to autonomous driving, with 49% who were optimistic about the development of the technology. However, it shows that 41% of the people are trifled with. 38% are scared of the idea of cars that drive without human intervention. 76% of the respondents see it, however, as the ease of access to mobility. Also, there is a majority of people who are more comfortable (72%) and security (59%) hoping for. The biggest fears are, however, a loss of control (70%), and the inevitable residual risk (66%).

5 profiles

The data analysis resulted in 5 sections with regard to autonomous driving:

  • The suspicious driver is in the 14% of respondents against the idea, and not ready for autonomous driving-to-use, and the technology is completely on his feet.
  • The cautious and security-conscious driver (24%): doubts about effectiveness, and to expect a lot of testing before it’s up to you to make.
  • The co-pilot with an open mind (30%): it is not opposed to autonomous driving, and the looks are even advantages in this, but want to have the control to keep the steering wheel to be able to take.
  • The statusgerichte trend (16%): it shows there is interest in it as a way to be in the avant-garde lifestyle to the show.
  • For the tech-savvy passenger (16%): has the full trust and confidence in the technology, and thus the autonomous vehicle.


In this study, it is also a social gap, is exposed. Young people with higher levels of income and higher education are the most likely to make autonomous driving possible. In contrast to the fifties, with a low or medium level of education, that is the most suspicious of tones. In the Human Response Index, as a way to be a human desire to display, it shows a difference in perception between the countries. The Chinese are the most “euphoric” as opposed to the autonomous cars, with FULL of a +to 5.1. Also, the South Koreans (+1,2), Spanish, and Italian (+0.7 mm) were positive. The Germans and the French are more reserved (- 0.7 in). For the Americans, the British and the Japanese were the least enthusiastic (-0,9).