Examining drivers’ a priori acceptance of Level 4 automated cars: an exploration of drivers in Australia, France, and Sweden
Keywords: Driver Psychology, Autonomous Vehicles
Submission Date: 2019
There have been rapid advances in cooperative and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies in recent years. This study, underpinned by the Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, examined whether there were differences in the intentions to adopt Level 4 automated cars reported by drivers from Australia, France, and Sweden. N = 1563 drivers completed an online survey. The results revealed drivers from France reported significantly higher intentions than drivers from Australia and Sweden. In understanding the factors which influence intentions, insights are provided for future efforts aimed at encouraging adoption of such technologies.