Americans Want Silicon Valley Tech Firms to Steer Self-Driving Cars, Not Automakers

Americans Want Silicon Valley Tech Firms to Steer Self-Driving Cars, Not Automakers

Survey finds that Americans overwhelmingly want to buy and ride in self-driving cars, but they don’t want the “brains” of those vehicles to come from automakers.

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CNBC reported survey findings that found that Americans overwhelmingly want to buy and ride in self-driving cars, but they don’t want the “brains” of those vehicles to come from automakers.

The global consulting firm AlixPartners surveyed over 1,500 people between the ages of 18 and 65 and found 73 percent would like a car to do all of the driving. But when asked who they would trust more to program the car’s software, 41 percent chose the experts in Silicon Valley, 26 percent selected Japanese automakers and only 17 percent opted for “Detroit’s Big Three.”

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