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Driver support for self-driving vehicles triples

29 March 2019

Story from Fleet News.

The proportion of UK motorists who said they liked the idea of self-driving cars has tripled in the past 12 months, according to research by Close Brothers Motor Finance.

The company’s Britain Under the Bonnet report found 31% of the more than 2,000 drivers surveyed were in favour of the technology, up from 10% a year ago.

The Department for Transport wants to see fully autonomous cars on the UK’s roads by 2021, with trials taking place by the end of this year.

Seán Kemple, director of sales at Close Brothers Motor Finance, said, “The sci-fi element of driverless cars certainly captures the imagination and is a great point for discussion.

“The huge leaps in technology have also been well documented in the press.

“However, the current testing that is going on suggests that the reality of driverless cars is still some way off.

“While interest is on the rise, it is telling that just 6% of drivers would actually consider buying one as their next car.''

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