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Public awareness, understanding and acceptance of automated vehicles: an international survey of Australian and New Zealand respondents

Ledger, S., Cunningham, M, Regan, M

Autonomous Vehicles

ARSC conference 2018

This paper reports the findings of a large-scale online survey, undertaken under the auspices of the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI), to gauge Australian and New zealand public awareness, understanding, and likely acceptance of automated and driverless vehicles. The 90-item survey, developed by the ADVI Survey Working Group, was administered to 5,102 Australian and 1, 049 New Zealand respondents. The items sought community feedback on a number of issues including public concerns with AVs and perceptions towards automated and connected-automated public transport. This paper presents the aims, methods and findings from the survey and the implications of the findings for policy development.