The taxi industry is continuously increasing and more and more giants have started to enter the market to make the competition more intense and interesting. There are many names that offer taxi services through their taxi apps and help their drivers make ends meet. For most people, it has become the only means of earning their bread because they have left other jobs to justify their responsibilities and duties. But what if your services are no longer needed? What if your company tells you to look for another job because you have a better option?
Well that doesn’t mean they have another driver, it’s the driverless car or a self-driving car that doesn’t need a driver. All you need is an efficient detector, which uses different techniques such as GPS, radar, lidar, computer vision or odometry, along with the advanced control system that collects and interprets sensory information to find the most suitable navigation route to take. passengers to their destination. .
Impact of autonomous car technology on drivers
Taxi industry giants Uber and Lyft have started working on this technology and are eager to introduce driverless taxis in the near future. Lyft has collaborated with General Motors to create a fleet of self-driving cars that will pick up and drop off passengers at their display keys and put drivers out of work. Drivers are quite concerned about this approach because taxi companies could deviate from what they are doing these days. Today, they are courting thousands of drivers to work for the company, forcing them to quit other jobs. Whereas in the future they would put drivers out of work!
Uber and Lyft aren’t the only giants investing in autonomous vehicles – Apple, Google, Tesla, and many other automakers are following the trend. But unlike the two giants, companies are not start-ups, responsible for offering people part-time and full-time driving jobs. Their “Job Creators” image would not remain the same over time because job seekers are already aware that they are working on autonomous vehicle technology that would soon put their drivers out of work.
Future passenger facilities
Although autonomous car technology has left drivers with many worries, it has given new incentives to passengers to make their journey more comfortable and smooth. For passengers, the technology will be a huge hit as all they have to do is download a taxi app and provide proper navigation to allow the vehicle to run on its own. Not only are the chances of collision on the road significantly reduced, labor costs are also eliminated and passengers don’t have to worry about aggressive or distracted driving. The technology installed in autonomous cars will guide through traffic congestion and prevent passengers from being late for their meetings.
So, in summary, it can be said that the future of autonomous cars would have a mixed impact on the industry: if it is good for some people (passengers), some people (drivers) might have concerns at the same time.