Approximately 66% of drivers who preferred hands-on lane centering to a hands-free version said they would buy a vehicle with a hands-on version, but fewer than half said they would buy a hands-free version, according to a recent survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The survey explored consumer opinions about partial driving automation and focused on three common features: lane centering, automated lane changing, and driver monitoring. The findings indicate that drivers are interested in the technology but seem to favor partially automated features that require them to stay focused on the task of driving.

For example, lane centering and automated lane changing come in “hands-free” versions that allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel under certain conditions and “hands-on” versions that require their hands always be on the wheel. More drivers said they would prefer the hands-on version of both features.

Source: Automotive Fleet 

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