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Survey reveals 62% of people would like a driverless company car

62% of respondents to a survey from Venson said they be happy to sit-back and let their company car do the driving.

The UK has begun with trials in Bristol, Greenwich, Coventry and Milton Keynes, which will look at different aspects of driverless cars, from insurance implications, to public perception.

According to Venson’s survey, respondents see convenience, freedom to work during journeys, better safety and shift of responsibility for accidents, as the main benefits of driverless cars for work. Surprisingly, only 55% of respondents think driverless cars will actually reduce road traffic accidents.

“Far from the preserve of science fiction, driverless technology is here and the industry is expected to grow considerably over the next 10 years,” said Samantha Roff, managing director for Venson Automotive Services.

“Our survey shows that company car drivers would be open to the idea of a driverless car.  However, it’s interesting to note that our respondents don’t think driverless technology will reduce road traffic accidents significantly.

"With trials set to go ahead in the UK, vehicles driven by computers could soon be a reality and many people are keen to embrace this technology and its benefits.”

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