Automated driving - how safe is safe enough?

Merja Penttinen, Juha Luoma, Johannes Mesimäki

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific


The main aim of this study was to investigate the opinions of Finnish car drivers and experts of traffic safety and automated driving on uptake and acceptance of automated vehicles in Finland. The opinions were collected by on line surveys. Altogether 1 154 drivers participated the survey. The sample represented Finnish drivers well. Finnish drivers are quite familiar with the self driving vehicles, at
least in some level. The general opinion on self driving vehicles varies quite a lot. Both drivers and experts are expecting benefit s from the automation in the future, but they also have quite a few concerns. Traffic safety benefits are expected by the experts, but not in the near future yet. The drivers find it somewhat hard to estimate how their own safety would change if changing t o the self driving vehicle.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event13th ITS European Congress: Fulfilling ITS promises - Brainport Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019


Conference13th ITS European Congress
CityBrainport Eindhoven
Internet address


  • Automated driving
  • traffic safety
  • user acceptance

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