Economic benefits from self-driving cars will surpass labour disruption concerns, report says

A recently released report by the US organisation Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) concluded that the economic benefits that may be brought by the widespread adoption of autonomous driving technology might surpass common concerns related to labour market destabilisation and job dislocation. Job dislocation and contribution to unemployment might not be as severe as commonly suspected, as new jobs and other economic benefits would compensate for any expected labour market disruption.​ The report recognises that some groups might be more seriously affected by job dislocation than others, and recommends policymakers to fully support autonomous vehicle deployment while, in parallel, lay the groundwork for the requalification of the workforce.