Poll: Americans hit the brakes on self-driving cars

Americans are largely uncomfortable with the idea of riding in a self-driving car on a daily basis, as 59% rate their discomfort with this fairly high on a five-point scale. Less than a quarter (23%) place themselves at the other end of the scale, indicating they would be comfortable or extremely comfortable riding in such a car.

As with their willingness to use self-driving cars themselves, those with higher levels of education and younger Americans are most likely to say they would be comfortable being a regular passenger in a self-driving car.