Carmakers envision driverless cars becoming just as essential as an iPhone, but many consumers currently balk at that.
Some 75 percent of drivers say they would be afraid to be driven by an autonomous vehicle, according to a recent survey by insurance company AAA.
Some 61 percent of survey respondents want access to some kind of self-driving feature, like lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control and self-parking, but many remain skeptical of the new technology, according to AAA. The January survey questioned more than 1,800 drivers age 18 and older.
More than 80 percent of baby boomers surveyed were afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle; 69 percent of younger people felt that way. Similarly, 81 percent of female respondents expressed concerns with driverless vehicles compared to 67 percent of men.