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A new study by the American Automobile Association has found that Americans remain highly skeptical of self-driving vehicles, with nearly three out of four of those surveyed saying they’d be “afraid” to get into a fully driverless vehicle.

The release of the survey comes almost exactly a year after an autonomous prototype operated by Uber was involved in a crash that killed a pedestrian in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe. That accident, and other highly publicized crashes involving self-driving test vehicles, are all clearly contributing to the public’s concern, said Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of automotive engineering.

This is the fourth annual study that AAA has conducted on self-driving vehicles and after initially showing a growing acceptance by the public, attitudes have hardened in the wake of those crashes.

“We know the media has focused a lot on autonomous vehicles, the good, the bad and the ugly,” said Brannon, adding that this is “where consumers get a lot of their information about autonomous vehicles.”

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