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Americans fear driverless cars could be hacked

Three-fourths of those surveyed said they think there's a threat that hackers would take control of autonomous vehicles

Sonali Basak | Bloomberg 

US residents are “polarised” on whether to embrace driverless cars, according to a survey by insurer American International Group Inc. The 1,000 people polled were almost equally split on whether they were comfortable sharing the road with autonomous vehicles, with 42 per cent generally OK with it and 41 per cent saying they had reservations, AIG said in a statement Tuesday. A plurality of 39 per cent said they thought such vehicles would operate more safely than the average driver. Three-fourths of those surveyed said they think there’s a threat that ...

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First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 02:32 IST