First, self-driving cars are not going to take over roads tomorrow, the day after that, or even the day after that. In what is forecast to be a slow unveiling, self-driving cars are being tested right now. Next, the need to integrate self-driving cars with those vehicles humans drive still has a ways to go.
The biggest focus of course is safety.
Getting self-driven cars to drive alongside humans and their vehicles takes time. With that in mind, what can consumers expect to see in the years to come?
Future is Arriving Sooner Than You Thought
As it stands, the self-driving car will be on roads for driver consumption sooner than later.
The BI Intelligence report notes the following:
1. Self-driving cars divide into semi-autonomous and those with full autonomy. The latter vehicle goes from start to finish without depending on the driver. Expect such vehicles to be on the market in no more than two years (2019).
2. Once the forecast period is up, the outlook is for some 10 million cars to be self-driving.
3. Reported to be leading the way in the benefits of self-driving cars is the safety factor. As thousands of Americans still die yearly on roads, anything is welcome to better safety.
How Can Businesses Enjoy Self-Driving Vehicles?
Depending on the type of business you have, you could enjoy self-driving vehicles. As self-driving cars continue testing, you can plan to see if you would benefit by such vehicles. For instance, if you want to consider running a driver-free taxi operation, will it get off the ground?
It can, but it will need the right fleet managing platform in place to make things go. Making sure vehicles are there when they are to pick up fares will of course be crucial. If customers have to wait for rides, how long do you think you stand the chance of remaining open?
By having the proper platform to work with, you can be sure that everything runs like clockwork. With safety a top focus, can a driver-less taxi fleet navigate the roads and highways? Remember, there are still going to be millions of regular cars and trucks on the highways.
If the answer is yes, you could see solid revenue coming in. This would take place while not spending a lot of money and healthcare benefits on drivers.