Mercedes Benz Owners Look to Autonomous Cars
Surveys show that Mercedes drivers are among those who most desire for fully self-driving cars, while drivers of American trucks like Jeep and Dodge are among the lowest interest groups for the emerging technology. Perhaps it is ultra-luxury cars that will be the only vehicles to ever tout this feature, while trucks and SUVs will forever be left in the dark ages of requiring driver participation.
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When you look at other cars on the road, do you wonder which of your fellow drivers are most wishing they were doing something else? In a new survey published this month, the answer is Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti drivers.
The survey, conducted by MaritzCX, asked 12,353 vehicle owners about their thoughts on autonomous cars. As reported in Bloomberg, about 27 percent of Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti owners say that are “very interested” in purchasing a fully autonomous car should they become available. That’s more than any the owners of other brand surveyed.
For comparison, about 14 percent of BMW owners said they were “very interested” in the technology. Ram owners were the least likely to buy a self-driving car, with only about 6 percent saying they were “very interested.” Jeep owners also ranked low, at about 8 percent. Continue Reading