Not since we were forced to buy the squirrely new light bulbs has a product been shoved onto American consumers.
Though no one is asking for them, driverless cars are coming to a roadway near you, and that has most people scared.
An annual survey by AAA finds 63% of adults are afraid of autonomous driverless cars, down from 78% last year.
That still means more than half of us are scared witless by the thought of pulling up alongside a car without someone behind that wheel, women more so than men. 73% of females are put off by the idea, compared to 52% of men. Millennials are more trusting of the technology than Baby Boomers, 54% to 34%.
90% of accidents are caused by human error even though 73% say they are a better than average driver.
Regardless, they’re coming. Experts predict they’ll be common on the road within five years, starting just two years from now.