Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...
Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:03 pm
http://www.autoblog.com/2017/05/10/amer ... f-driving/Americans say they'd pay about $4,000 extra for self-driving
Some would pay as much as $10,000 for full driving autonomy
Link to paper here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 0X17300682. . . according to a study by Transportation Research. Drivers are typically willing to fork over a $3,500 premium for partial automation and about $4,900 extra for "full automation," said the report, citing a poll of almost 1,300 Americans. . . .
How successful such automakers will be at fetching those premiums remains in question, though, as older, and often wealthier consumers are less trusting of self-driving technology than are their younger counterparts. According to a study, less than a quarter of Baby Boomers trust autonomous technology, while just 41 percent of Gen X-ers are more willing to put their cars on autopilot than taking the wheel themselves. And more than 55 percent of those qualifying as millennials or younger trust self-driving technology.