Older Americans are more concerned than younger adults about the prospect of driverless cars on the road

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The new technology of driverless cars Image: Unsplash/Gabe Pierce

Michelle Faverio
Research Analyst, Pew Research Center
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Survey showing U.S. adults responses discussing the impacts of driverless cars on society
Americans 50 and older are more likely than younger adults to see the widespread use of driverless cars as bad for society, less likely to want to ride in one Image: Pew Research Center
Survey showing U.S. adults who say they would favor the use of technology used to operate driverless passenger vehicles.
Adults under 50 more likely than older adults to favor using driverless technology for different types of transportation vehicles Image: Pew Research Center
Survey showing U.S. adults opinions on what would happen if the use of driverless passenger vehicles becomes widespread
Most adults 50 and older say driverless cars would be easily hacked in ways that put safety at risk Image: Pew Research Center
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Survey showing U.S adults who say the use of driverless passenger vehicles would be more acceptable in various circumstances
Older Americans more likely than younger ones to say dedicated lanes, labeled vehicles, regular safety reports would make driverless cars more acceptable Image: Pew Research Center
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