Americans are warming to self-driving cars

That’s the conclusion of a new study from the University of Michigan, which found that 56% of U.S. respondents had positive opinions of self-driving vehicles.

The technology sounds like science fiction — 29% of Americans surveyed hadn’t heard of it before the study — yet it’s not far from becoming reality.

Google (GOOG) has been working on the issue for years, unveiling a self-driving prototype in May. The system probably won’t be widely available for five or six years, but executives have predicted that one day “a significant number of cars will carry Google technology.” Nissan, meanwhile, said last year that it hopes to have a self-driving car on the market by 2020.

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