With autonomous transport fleets, it is possible to operate non-stop, especially if there are highway lanes that are solely dedicated for this purpose. When drivers aren’t required to do mandatory stops and artificial intelligence monitors the vehicle and its performance, the overall operation is faster, smoother and technical problems can be foreseen and repaired. In this scenario, human errors such as the driver not paying attention, falling asleep at the wheel or making wrong decisions in traffic can be entirely avoided. With wireless and sensor technology, the fleet can be monitored and controlled to ensure optimized performance.
With ride-sharing fleets, the opportunity to remove cars from the roads is widely enabled, car parking also becomes easier available, and cities have the opportunity to reclaim parking space for other use.
Ride-sharing may help reduce CO2 and lower other types of pollution on the road, such as traffic, noise, and various air pollutants. It also allows commuters to reach their destination in higher comfort and faster.
As Artificial Intelligence takes over from humans, the opportunity for causing accidents is automatically reduced. The car insurance business model will likely adjust as the risks associated with the driver will shift from the drivers to the companies managing the fleet. This change will create opportunities for investors and manufacturers to capitalize on the safety aspect of autonomous fleet insurance.
Business and Career Opportunities:
Autonomous fleets will offer not only new investment opportunities but also career opportunities in the future. Removing drivers from the vehicles will require technical adjustments such as sensors, cameras, and other tracking and safety equipment. These new types of hardware and software will control the AV and run the operating systems. These innovations mean a significant opportunity for car companies and technology brands on the market.
Introducing an autonomous fleet to the market is beyond just a business decision. It requires a well-coordinated, new system that supports the seamless operation of the vehicles on the roads, ensures safety and security, and the drivers have an opportunity to find work in new areas related to control and logistics.