The notion of automated vehicles captures the imagination as being a futuristic endeavor. However, what was once limited to science fiction, has now become a hot topic within transportation. With numerous automakers working to advance automation and incorporate it into their vehicles, public misunderstanding has become a frequent occurrence. This highlights the need for education to ensure that as these technologies continue to advance and enter the market, the technology is understood, correctly used, and ultimately creates a safer transportation system.
The Pennsylvania Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee developed this survey as a means to identify the public’s perception of automated vehicles including expectation, perceived benefits, and concerns.