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Human Drivers Are Afraid to Hand the Wheel to Robots

  • Even younger, tech-savvy consumers wary of giving up control
  • Transportation Secretary Chao warns distrust a major deterrent
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Race To Build Self-Driving Cars Accelerates

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Davy Andrews is so adept at technology that he’s become the de facto IT troubleshooter in his office. But there’s one bit of tech he won’t touch: self-driving cars.

“I wouldn’t want to be the first to jump into something with that kind of risk,” said Andrews, 33, an administrative assistant at a New York investment firm. “I would have to see enough evidence that it is safer, considerably safer. From where we are right now, it’s hard to imagine getting to that point.”