There is an emerging technology that will create jobs and tax revenue, allow freedom of movement, save lives, make roads safer, and reduce insurance rates. That emerging technology is autonomous driving, and it is arguably the most revolutionary advancement in contemporary technology.
Autonomous driving gives cars the capability to navigate the road independent of human input. Passengers can enter an address or location and the car will drive itself to the desired destination. This technology is being developed simultaneously by companies such as Tesla, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Google, and Apple in the United States and by companies in Germany, Japan, and China.
The development of such industries will circulate billions of dollars within the global economy and create hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs. If we do not embrace and encourage the development of self-driving technology, its potential revenue and jobs may shift overseas
Shareholders and select workers will not be the only ones enjoying autonomous cars- society as a whole will benefit as well. There are millions of people that are unable to drive due to physical disabilities or advanced age. Now, these people will no longer be shut in their homes or be at the mercy of finding a driver.
The roads will be safer with the elimination of drunk drivers and on-the-road texters. With a significant reduction of fatal and crippling accidents, health and automobile insurance rates will also dramatically reduce.
Persons will be more productive, with the ability to work on their way to work. There is also a chance that traffic jams could be eliminated because driving is more uniform