The fear factor surrounding self-driving cars appears to be slowly receding.
AAA released a study Wednesday showing that 63% of Americans are afraid of riding in a self-driving vehicle, down from 78% the previous year.
This is the third year that AAA has polled the U.S. population on how people feel about autonomous vehicles. The prior two years had shown a consistent level of discomfort.
“It’s great to see the easing of fears,” Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of automotive engineering and industry relations, told CNN Tech. “The reality is consumers need to not be afraid of these technologies because they hold the promise to save lives.”