A partner with the company that conducted the Future of Automotive Mobility-Reloaded study took a deeper dive into the findings with Ratchet+Wrench and shared a few of the key findings and the impact it will have on independent repair shops.
According to findings from Cox Automotive, consumer awareness of driverless vehicles has skyrocketed and the desire for autonomous features is high. However, those who believe roadways would be safer if all vehicles were fully autonomous has decreased 18 percentage points in just two years.
WalletHub recently did an in-depth study on the best and worst cities to drive in, comparing the 100 largest cities across 29 key indicators of driver-friendliness. And one of those factors included access to and cost of maintenance.
The "Delayed Vehicle Maintenance Tracking Study" evaluated consumers that have delayed routine maintenance parts and services. In total, 7.9 percent of consumers indicate they have delayed routine vehicle maintenance.