Survey shows eSafety systems important to drivers
Creation date: 04 October 2007
EuroTEST/CVIS project study analyses present and future eSafety systems.
Within the framework of the EuroTEST platform, 8,000 motorists from 12 European countries took part in the Safety-Technopro/CVIS project survey which aimed at analysing the level of knowledge and acceptance of current and future eSafety systems, applied to the field of motoring.
The report was carried out on the basis of two surveys distributed by auto clubs in 12 European countries (Norway, Croatia, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Austria and Italy), assessing the level of knowledge and attitudes of motorists in regards to present (SafetyTechnoPro) and future eSafety systems (CVIS).
One of the main conclusions of the study is the urgent need to provide users with more information on the eSafety applications which can increase the chance of saving lives in the event of a road accident.
The results showed that safety is more important than price (within the vehicle segment that the consumer can afford) and the rest of priorities such as reliability and consumption. European drivers consider safety the most important factor when buying a new car and they are willing to fit their cars with new eSafety systems if they imply a significant increase in safety; probably even if this means an increase of the car price, a concept that was considered as second priority among the drivers.
The study also looks at travel assistance services, pay-per-use systems, data privacy issues, among other topics.
To download the full report, please visit http://www.cvisproject.org/en/publications/racc_surveys.htm