As we move closer and closer to a more autonomous future, Americans are narrowly spliton their reception of driverless roadways.

In a new study conducted by AIG, 41% of Americans say they areuncomfortable with the idea of sharing the road with self-drivingvehicles, while 42% say they are generally accepting of theidea.

Overall, respondents say safety is a major concern, while easeof transportation and lower insurance premiums are alluring pros.

Safety and security

Both supportive and opposing respondents are overwhelminglyapprehensive about the safety and security of these driverlessvehicles, with 75% expressing concerns about hackers taking controlof the vehicles' autonomous features, including emergency brakesand lane departure avoidance, for example. And 67% cite concernsover a cyber breach, where personal data such as credit cardinformation, times and destinations of travel, and Internetconnections could become susceptible to hackers.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].