In response to the autonomous vehicle feature that consumers were most concerned about, the majority of respondents (76 percent) said relinquishing full control, higher speed capacity or the ability of the car to navigate and reach destinations without driver input. Sixty percent of consumers noted they were reluctant to give up full control. In contrast, significantly more males (25 percent) than females (13 percent) said they were not concerned about any features of the autonomous vehicle.Improved fuel efficiency was noted by 22 percent of respondents as the single-biggest benefit of autonomous vehicles. Other benefits such as less traffic congestion (21 percent), relief of vehicle occupants from driving and navigation responsibilities (13 percent), enhanced productivity (11 percent), and higher speed limit (4 percent) also were selected by respondents. Those participants between the ages of 18-54 noted enhanced productivity (i.e. being able to multi-task without having the responsibility of driving) as a more significant benefit to the autonomous vehicle compared to those 65 or older. Additionally, more men (34 percent) than women (24 percent) stated they would be comfortable in a car with driverless technology. The results also indicated a variation in age with 18-34 year olds (38 percent) being more comfortable than 55-64 year olds (20 percent) and those 65 or older (18 percent). Interestingly, 70 percent of those with children of driving age (13-17 years old) said they were uncomfortable with autonomous vehicles. ABOUT THE SURVEY TE’s autonomous vehicle survey was conducted by ORC International’s CARAVAN® Omnibus services and was based on 1,000 landline and cell phone interviews of U.S. adults conducted on May 16-19, 2013. ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: www.TE.com.