Articles  |    |  September 11, 2017

Psychological roadblocks to the adoption of self-driving vehicles

Peer-reviewed article by Azim Shariff, Jean-François Bonnefon & Iyad Rahwan.
Published in Nature Human Behavior.


Self-driving cars offer a bright future, but only if the public can overcome the psychological challenges that stand in the way of widespread adoption. We discuss three: ethical dilemmas, overreactions to accidents, and the opacity of the cars’ decision-making algorithms — and propose steps towards addressing them.