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Hacking fears for driverless cars

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There’s no doubt that self-driving cars are going to play a big part in the future of the automotive world, but what are motorists’ biggest concerns?

A survey of over 2,000 people commissioned by B2B marketplace Expert Market has found that more than eight out of 10 people fear that driverless technology is susceptible to hacking.

Just over half (58%) were concerned that an autonomous car’s steering system might malfunction and fail.

The next most prevalent fear, chosen by 53% of survey participants, was that driverless cars could be easily intercepted and that cargo could be stolen.

Just under a half (43%) said they would trust self-driving cars with their best friend and 30% with their spouse, but only 9% would allow their children under the age of 18 to travel in one.

Interestingly, the majority of people wouldn’t trust an autonomous car with their pets either. In the survey, just 20% would.

On as positive note, one in two (54%) of respondents said they see the use of driverless car technology to transport food, goods and people as a leap forward and would welcome this advancement.

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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