1Consumers Value Connected Cars—as Long as They Do the Driving
While motorists greatly value in-vehicle navigation tools and safety sensors, they’re reluctant to buy into self-driving cars, according to a survey from Solace, a provider of data movement technology for connected vehicles and other internet of things (IoT) devices. The findings convey the sense that consumers appreciate automobile technology advancements, but they still want to maintain a sense of control and autonomy behind the steering wheel. They’re also selective about the apps they use, using just one or two while on the road. In addition, survey respondents were asked to name the most innovative automakers, and Toyota came out on top in a very tight race. An estimated 1,500 U.S. drivers of connected vehicles took part in the research. This slide show presents key findings from the survey, with charts provided courtesy of Solace.
2Motorists Not Ready for Self-Driving Cars
3Connected Devices Improve Driver Safety
4Younger Drivers Maintain Reservations About Smart Cars
5Safety Sensors Top Auto Tech Priorities
6Real-Time Navigation Delivers Driving Experience Value
7Motorists Are Selective About App Usage
8Drivers Value Accurate Apps
9Knowledge Lacking About PII Usage
10Toyota, GM Emerge as Perceived Innovation Leaders
When asked to rank the top manufacturers for innovative auto tech, survey respondents didn’t pick a clear-cut winner. While no single automaker dominated, Toyota was the top pick, as cited by nearly 12 percent of respondents. GM closely followed, at 11.7 percent.