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Local News Australian Market Report Q3 Majority of Australians want self-driving cars: ADVI research In the past few months there have been numerous announcements concerning the future of autonomous vehicles in Australia and New Zealand. With state governments paving the way for their further testing and introduction, the main stream arrival of these vehicles might be closer than we think. As such, it is timely to take a look at just what Australians think of this new blend of automotive technology. S even in ten Australians want a self-driving car to take over when they feel tired or bored and just under half already recognise autonomous vehicles will be safer than a human driver. Preliminary findings from the first comprehensive national study into what Australians think about driverless vehicles, released today. The inaugural study coordinated by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) and its academic partners surveyed more than 5,000 Australians aged 18 and over and will be used to inform public policy, regulation, research, marketing and vehicle design. 7