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Surveys Find US Driver Interest in Self-Driving Cars Dipped Only Slightly After Fatal Tesla Crash

The surveys also found that the public’s awareness of Tesla’s Autopilot capabilities soared as a result of media coverage of the fatal crash.

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Computerworld reported the findings of two new surveys that found U.S. driver confidence in self-driving car technology suffered only slightly in the aftermath of a Tesla Model S fatal crash that occurred with the Autopilot engaged.

Two separate AlixPartners online survey results from more than 1,500 U.S. vehicle owners showed that consumer interest in self-driving cars dipped about three percentage points following news of the May 7, 2016, crash, which was reported on June 30, 2016.

The surveys also found that the public’s awareness of Tesla’s Autopilot capabilities soared as a result of media coverage of the fatal crash.

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