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TTF Research Released – Australians are still attached to their cars

The New Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) research released on the 18th of August shows that despite 40 per cent of Australians thinking public transport is getting better, the public are still attached to their cars.

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) strongly believes that the automotive industry is about to see the greatest level of disruption seen since the inception of cars, and this is supported in the TTF Report findings. Despite this, the results of the report suggest that the public is still hesitant to accept and support incoming technological changes.

This is made clear as a staggering 76 per cent of Australians remain adamant that they will own their own car in ten years’ time despite most experts predicting that autonomous and on-demand transport services will quickly lead to the end of private car ownership. In addition to this, cars remain the preferred method of travelling for 57 per cent of Australians, yet 70 per cent still believe that the government should be investing in public transport and infrastructure rather than new roads and highways.

Despite the conflicting results, a positive factor from the TTF Report shows that Australians are receptive to new transport technology with 64 per cent of commuters preferring smart card options rather than ticketing options used previously.

Other key findings from the TTF Report show that 85 per cent of 18 to 25-year olds believe they will still own a car in 10 years’ time, 37 per cent would be willing to use flying autonomous drones in the future and 67 per cent of Australians imagining a future where people or goods are transported by flying autonomous drones.

To access the full TTF Report CLICK HERE

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