Travel beyond 2020 – Autonomous vehicles

Some key themes

  • Autonomous (self-driving) vehicles, which can take some of the strain out of short road journeys, are already being trialed.
  • Ride-hailing companies are early adopters of autonomous road vehicles.
  • Backing from global automotive companies will support widespread adoption of autonomous technology.
  • With widespread deployment not far away, it’s time to think about the implications for travel policy and duty of care.

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Getting smoothly around a city can be just as important to business travelers as flying between cities. New business models, such as ride-hailing, are already changing the way we travel around on the ground. Technological innovations including electrification, connectivity and autonomy are poised to further transform the way we travel in and between towns and cities. Read more