More than half of Generation Z future motorists under 17 believe that autonomous self-driving vehicles will make the roads safer.
This comes as Yamaha has announced it wants to have a self-riding motorcycle available for sale in the next decade.
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These statistics come from the 2016 Cox Automotive Gen Z Automotive Study by American company Ipsos who surveyed more than 3000 US residents aged 12-65. Gen Z account for almost a quarter of the population.
While many current motorcyclists have negative comments about autonomous bikes and self-driving vehicles, the next generation of riders and drivers seem more positive.
More than half (54%) of Gen Z respondents found fully self-driving vehicles appealing and 47% want most cars to drive themselves in the next 10 years, the survey found.
While there was no mention in the study of motorcycles, Gen Z seems open to the idea of autonomous vehicles.
Their main motivation for supporting the development of autonomous vehicles is safety with 61% saying they would be safer.