According to a report in Axios, President Trump has several times expressed skepticism about the move toward self-driving cars.
Citing four sources who’ve heard him discuss the subject, Axios reported on Sunday that Trump doesn’t see the usefulness of autonomous vehicles and has also reportedly said that he would never let a computer-operated car drive him.
“He’s definitely an automated car skeptic,” one source told the website.
According to the report, Trump has acted out scenes of what are supposed to be frenetic autonomous vehicles to make his point that they don’t make sense. He has reportedly acted out these scenes on Air Force One and in the White House.
“You know when he’s telling a story, and he does the hand motions,” one source told Axios. “He says, ‘Can you imagine, you’re sitting in the back seat and all of a sudden this car is zig-zagging around the corner and you can’t stop the [expletive] thing?’”
President Trump’s concerns about autonomous vehicles are not unusual. A survey released last week by AAA found that 71 percent of Americans are afraid of riding in a driverless car.