Would you like to be driven by Autonomous Cars ?
An autonomous car (driverless car, self-driving car, robotic car) is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Autonomous cars can detect surroundings using a variety of techniques such as radar,lidar, GPS and computer vision.
Since then, UBER has deployed its own self-driving cars in a number of cities. The company launched its first autonomous driving program in in Pittsburgh..https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-08-18/uber-s-first-self-driving-fleet-arrives-in-pittsburgh-this-month-is06r7on
Occupation Average Annual wage Number of jobs Total annual wages
Taxi Drivers / Chauffeurs 25,690 178,260 4,579,499,400
Bus Drivers-intercity 39,410 158,050 6,228,750,500
Driver /sales workers 27,720 405,810 11,249,053,200
Bus Drivers-School bus etc 29,910 499,440 14,938,250,400
Postal service mail carrier 51,790 307,490 26,994,728,700
Light Truck/delivery services 33,870 797,010 26,994,728,700
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there are about 178,000 people employed as taxi drivers, Bus Drivers or chauffeurs in the United States. But once driverless technology advances to the point that vehicles can be fully autonomous — without the need for any human behind the wheel in case of emergencies — professional drivers will become a thing of the past. Bus drivers, whether they’re for schools, cities, or long-distance travel, would be made obsolete. Once cars drive themselves, food deliveries will be a matter of restaurants filling a car with orders and sending it off, eliminating the need for a delivery driver. Each of these professions employ more people and are better paid than taxi drivers as shown in the table above.
Now the question is what about the professional Taxi and Black Car, Bus driver (CTA etc) , Luxury Cars / Limousine drivers who work full time to make their living and support families and also what about the Local Transit authorities such as CTA because UBER POOL is cheaper than Public Transportation/ CTA Bus service and people have to actually walk to bus station where UBER POOL is door to door service and cost the same so who would like to walk to STOP
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics