Trialling automated vehicles: who, what and where? Survey results from across Australia and New Zealand
Keywords: (ITS - vehicles) Intelligent Transport Systems in Vehicles, Driver Psychology, Autonomous Vehicles
Submission Date: 2019
To facilitate societal uptake of automated vehicles (AVs), it is important government, industry, and researchers become cognizant of group differences in public acceptance of AVs. The Australian and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) international survey investigated public awareness, understanding and likely acceptance of AVs, and received responses from 5102 Australians and 1049 New Zealanders. Survey results revealed males, younger respondents, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and inner metropolitan residents are most likely to express interest in participating in trials involving AVs as a partially automated vehicle driver, or public-transport/ride-share passenger. These findings may inform stakeholders in government, industry and academia planning trials involving AVs.