technology company that pioneers in sustainable and connected mobility
technologies and services, has released its latest Continental Mobility Study.
As per the study, driver assistance systems and automated driving are gaining
China and Japan
show a high openness of automated driving whereas Germany, France and the USA
have a wait-and-see attitude. The technological possibilities in terms of
automated driving are far more advanced than the current willingness of drivers
to use them. For driver assistance systems, there is consistently a high degree
of openness in all five countries, especially when it comes to safety-related
It is clear from
the survey that most drivers tend to sit at the wheel of their car, as giving
up full control is still unimaginable for many. More than half of those
surveyed in Germany, France and the USA believe that automated driving is
helpful but is also a little frightening. This finding is in contrast to the
positive outlook in China and Japan. 91% in China and 82% in Japan consider
automated driving to be a helpful and useful development. Additionally, 79% in
China and 67% in Japan expect the technology to become a permanent feature of
everyday road traffic in the next five to ten years.
The majority of
respondents in all five countries hand over subtasks such as parking completely
to assistants or get support in traffic from technology like a turn assist
system. Price of the driver assistance system is a major deciding factor in
Germany, France and the USA while it is comparatively low in China and Japan.
Mobility Study is a study that Continental conducts with help from Infas, the
market and social research institute. For this year’s study, Infas surveyed
representative samples of around 1,000 people each in China, Japan, Germany,
France and the USA, regarding their mobility habits.
Source – Continental Press Release
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