Driverless cars: job creator or killer?

Driverless cars: job creator or killer?

Driverless vehicles boom, but what happens to jobs that presently demand a human behind the wheel?

Approximately 5 million Americans fit into that group, according to a SF Chronicle study, that is based on Bureau of Labour Statistics and other data. Globally, the number overlaps 100 million.

As autonomous vehicles become more reliable, these jobs — trucking, driving taxis or deliveries, become increasingly unsafe. However, experts argument that self-driving cars could as well create new jobs, as in-car service industries become realistic. Intel estimates that industry could be worth as much as US$7 trillion by 2050.

Who will grab this market?