A quarter of drivers say they would not want technology in their cars which could prevent them from breaking the law while driving, for example speeding or using a mobile phone at the wheel.
The research, by tyre company Continental has, though, found that three in five would want technology to stop other drivers from committing an offence and support its use to make others’ driving safer.
The study also suggests that three quarters of motorists do not trust the idea of driverless vehicles because they fear the technology might stop working at some point.
The study surveyed 2,000 motorists.
Mark Griffiths, safety expert at Continental Tyres, said: “Our research found that motorists are yet to be convinced of the value of greater automation – like reduced congestion, improved road safety and cleaner motoring.
“As a safety focused brand, we recognise it is the responsibility of technology businesses, like Continental, to communicate the very positive benefits that can be delivered. Not doing this effectively is undermining people’s trust in automotive technology.”