Personal vehicles are still important to households. Over 75% of respondents in a recent survey indicated they can’t imagine life without their own vehicle, and 40% said they need more vehicles in the household. Due to the pandemic, people feel more comfortable using their own vehicles for traveling and avoid public transportation, like airplanes and subways. People are using their cars as a way to relax (25%), privacy (20%), and work (17%).
While a little over 10% of drivers feel safe in a self-driving vehicle, more than half are hopeful about autonomous vehicles.