Autolist poll results: Tesla is most trusted brand to bring self-driving cars to market
According to the results of a recent Autolist consumer poll, US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has received the highest trust rating among automakers presently involved in developing self-driving technologies.
The Autolist poll results show that 32% of the consumers who participated in the poll consider Tesla to be the most trusted brand when it comes to bringing self-driving cars to the market.
It is highly notable for Tesla Motors to have bagged the top rank in the Autolist consumer trust poll, especially since the poll was conducted by Autolist after a last-month fatal Model X crash near Mountain View, California.
Besides top-ranking Tesla, the other automakers named in the consumer trust poll were Toyota, in the second place with 15% of the poll respondents voting for it; and General Motors ranking third, with 9% of the poll respondents giving the American legacy brand the highest trust rating.
Meanwhile, ride-sharing service Uber was voted as the most trusted brand for self-driving cars by 6% of the poll respondents; whereas another ride-sharing service Lyft and German legacy automaker Volkswagen received 2% votes each. Waymo received less than 1% of the respondents’ votes, apparently because not many respondents are aware of the fact that the company is a Google subsidiary.
Finally, rounding up the Autolist poll results, 27% percent respondent said that they do not trust any automaker for self-driving cars; whereas 65 respondents favoured the ‘Others’ category in the poll.
According to a recent announcement by Volkswagen, the automaker’s Foshan Plant ‘mega-factory’ in China is being expanded in order to increase its capacity to produce electric vehicles (EVs).
German automaker Volkswagen has revealed in a recent announcement that it is investing $100 million in solid-state battery startup QuantumScape, a startup that recently spun out of Stanford.
According to the indications from a recently-leaked image, car manufacturer Vauxhall has confirmed the release date and design of a new electrified version of its popular Corsa hatchback.
New plans related to production of Model 3 have surprised parts makers. The automotive company has planned to launch its Model 3 by 2018, which is two years prior to what earlier was decided.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has recently made a number of changes to the Model 3 design studio.
In a recent announcement, Dutch startup Bolt Mobility has revealed that it is launching its first vehicle --- a new electric scooter called AppScooter.