This is a long post with a lot of correct (if perhaps obvious) points. But I got excited about this part near the end, where there are some numbers. I’m not entirely sure where these numbers are from, but they are interesting to think about.
At the same time, driverless cars will dramatically affect employment around the world.
- Over time over 232,000 taxi and limo drivers in the U.S. will lose their jobs.
- Over 647,000 bus drivers will be out of work.
- Over 125,000 truck drivers will be looking for new careers.
- Other jobs affected will include jobs at gas stations, parking lots, car washes, traffic cops, traffic courts, doctors, nurses, pizza delivery, mail delivery, FedEx and UPS jobs, as well as vehicle manufacturing positions.
In the future, the number of vehicles sold will begin to decline.