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DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2023.3.6
JEL: J6, R11, R41
Paweł Czemiel ORCID: 0009-0009-9295-5130 , e-mail: pczemiel|| |pczemiel|

Polish city residents' social perception of autonomous vehicles

The paper presents the results of a social study relating to the awareness and attitudes of city residents towards the prospects of using autonomous vehicles as a means of urban transportation, including last-mile transportation. The main objective of the study was to find answers to the following questions: 1) what is the current state of city residents' knowledge of autonomous vehicles, 2) what attitude respondents have towards the phenomenon under study, 3) what determinants may foster acceptance of this form of transportation as part of daily mobility, 4) what scenarios for travel using self-drive cars are most likely at present. The source base consisted of contributions from 648 respondents qualified for the study based on the criterion of place of residence. Data analysis and interpretation were carried out using the SPSS package and using statistical tests. The results of the study allow us to draw the conclusion that the use of autonomous vehicles as part of daily mobility requires achieving a state of public awareness where the choice of autonomous transportation will become, for city residents, a conscious and desirable form of mobility in urban agglomerations, competitive to other modes of transport.

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Keywords: autonomous vehicles; 5SEA; social acceptance; travel preferences and scenarios; city residents



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