Report on Motoring 2016

The car of the future

5.0 The car of the future

As the UK Government pushes ahead with plans to facilitate the introduction of driverless cars on to British roads, there is still a high level of uncertainty among motorists as to the benefits autonomous vehicles are likely to offer. Many drivers are also concerned about the potential risks presented by this new technology.

The 2016 Report on Motoring found that the majority of drivers do not expect driverless cars to become available to the public before the end of the current decade.

However, there is widespread agreement that the driver-assistance technology used in existing vehicles is effective in making both cars and roads safer than in the past.