PAsCAL: Hopes and concerns for the future large-scale adoption of autonomous vehicles
A new study by the University of Mannheim, conducted as part of the PAsCAL project, sheds light on the expectations and fears of future European users on Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).
The study interviewed 800 participants across Germany, France, Italy and the UK, as well as 200 interviewees with visual impairments. It focuses on the possible consequences of large-scale CAV introduction, and whether users’ expectations might affect their willingness to use CAVs. The results differed among respondents from different European countries, but overall, participants thought CAVs would impact safety, privacy, efficiency, and sustainability the most.
At present, the PAsCAL project is gathering more data on autonomous vehicle acceptance, especially among the visually impaired, with the aim of acquiring a wider and more diverse representation of the European population.
The complete survey report is available on the official website of the PAsCAL project at: https://pascal-project.eu/news/Expectations-and-Fears-Driverless-Revolution