Motorists are three times more likely to be scared of autonomous vehicles due to the loss of personal control than likely to see the positive opportunities, Continental Tyres has claimed.
In a survey of 2,000 drivers, Continental Tyres found 44% claiming they were worried about autonomous cars for this reason.
What is more, 37% said that people are becoming too lazy and reliant on technology, while 36% said there were too many risks associated with the technology being hacked.
Mark Griffiths, safety expert at Continental Tyres, said: “Drivers have to contend with immediate real world issues like congestion, the cost of motoring and environmental impact, and in some instances technologies being developed now are not being identified as a solution for those issues – yet they absolutely are.
“Future advances will transform motoring and technology businesses like ours need to explain how present challenges will be reduced or eliminated – like congestion, costs and environmental impact.
“The message from motorists is clear – talk less about ‘tomorrow’s world’ and more about real world benefits.”