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Ride-sharing alone scares some just as much as taking a self-driving car, survey finds

Sasha Lekach
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Would you rather take an Uber ride home alone late at night or have a self-driving taxi service come pick you up with no one at the front wheel?

The prospect of riding in a car with only a stranger driving can feel as unsafe as some people feel about new self-driving technology, as a study from car insurance company The Zebra recently found. 

After surveying 2,000 American passengers in August, 53 percent of those surveyed said they felt safer in an autonomous vehicle than a solo ride with a driver. Younger respondents between ages 18 and 24 were more accepting of self-driving vehicles compared to those 55 and older, who preferred a human-driven ride. Self-driving vehicles continue to rank low in consumer confidence, a recent J.D. Power and SurveyMonkey study shows. Read more...

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