Self-Driving School Buses are Stress Relief for Some Parents

We Asked

Juggling work and transporting kids to school on time can be stressful for both parents and children. Technology for autonomous vehicles continues to develop and self-driving buses are being piloted around the world. Assuming it was properly tested, deemed safe and “staffed” by a robotic caretaker, how likely would you be to allow your child to take a self-driving school bus to school as a way to minimize stress for you and your child?

Millennial Parents Said

Autonomous technologies are being deployed in self-driving buses piloted around the world, but Millennial parents are divided on how likely they would be to allow their child to take such transportation to school.

A majority of American Millennial parents (58%) and U.K. parents (51%) say they are not very likely to allow their child to take a self-driving bus to school while a clear majority of parents in China (91%), India (87%) and Brazil (67%) say they are very likely to allow their child to take such a self-driving bus to school to minimize their stress.

“Self-driving car technology employed in the public transportation infrastructure of every U.S. metropolitan region will revolutionize the way our society gets around; our world will become more mobile, accessible and greener because of self-driving car technology when used in public transportation networks.”

Alexander Wyglinski
Alexander Wyglinski
IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
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