Research shows majority of Australian drivers expect to own a car in ten years

Despite the advent of driverless cars and on-demand transport services, three-quarters of Australians (76%) believe that they will still own their own car in a decade.

The findings come in new research from Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF), which showed that despite almost 40% of Australians believing public transport is getting better, many are still ‘wedded to their wheels’.

TTF’s report, The Future of Mobility, is an overview of the trends likely to change the way people travel, such as on-demand transport, autonomous vehicles and personalised, automated flying drones.

“While most experts predict that autonomous and on-demand transport services will quickly lead to the end of private car ownership, a new nation-wide survey undertaken as part of this research has shown that a staggering 76 per cent of Australians still believe that they will own their own car in 10 years’ time,” said TTF Chief Executive Margy Osmond.

“Most surprisingly, it is the younger generation who are the least likely to embrace the concept of autonomous vehicles and on demand transport, with 84 per cent of Australians aged 18 to 25 convinced that they will still own a car in the short-term.”