Driverless cars have some way to go before they win over the public, according to new research.

Only 11% of drivers aged 18-30, who in the future will make up the majority of the people such cars are targeted at, would have full confidence in automated cars, says the Goodyear Tyres survey.

And women trust the technology less than men, with just 9% of females saying they would jump right in with a digital driver, compared with 14% of men in that age group.

However, 42% of 18-30s, also known as Millennials, said they would accept "medium" driverless functionality such as automatic steering.

But, confusingly, only 37% said they were happy with technologies like cruise control and anti-lock brakes, which are already common on even the smallest cars today. ABS is actually a legal requirement.

Just over a third (34%) of young drivers said they felt that the possibility of internet criminals hacking into driverless cars was a real concern. This compares with 38% of the general population.

Affordability was also held as a potential pitfall, with 46% of those questioned not convinced that automated cars could be cheap enough to be viable.

Kate Rock, PR manager for Goodyear Tyres UK, said: "Whilst driverless car technology is fast approaching, it is clear there is still a distrust in the technological advances, especially with the new generation of car buyers."