The American Automobile Association (AAA) found 73 percent of drivers surveyed said they would be “too afraid” to ride in a completely autonomous car. In late 2017, only 63 percent said the same. The study shows the biggest increase in fear is among millenials, which is bound to worry tech firms investing billions in the technology.
Man dies in Tesla Model S, China, January, 2016
On January 20, 2016, a Tesla Model S sedan killed Gao Yuning in Handan in China’s Hebei province. Yuning was using the car’s autopilot function when it crashed into the back of a road-sweeper truck. His family sued Tesla, seeking an admission that the autopilot was faulty.