From driverless trucks and delivery vehicles to drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS)--many businesses are considering or already incorporate autonomous transportation technology in their enterprises.
To better understand just how autonomous vehicles impact--or will impact--the enterprise was the topic of a TechRepublic Premium's survey. The survey asked the following questions:
There is no denying that autonomous transportation will affect industries. Most respondents expect autonomous transportation to have a positive effect on their industry. Only 11% of respondents think it will negatively impact their industry.
However, this doesn't mean that respondents aren't concerned about the new technology. More than half of respondents worry about the effect of autonomous transportation on public safety (63%), regulation (54%), and ethics (52%). These responses are similar to ones from a 2017 survey, where the top concerns of autonomous transportation were public safety (65%), regulation (50%), and ethics (52%). Interestingly, the number of jobs was a concern for 46% of respondents in 2017, and in 2019 that number decreased to 36%.
Approximately two-thirds of respondents (67%) are not doing anything currently with autonomous transportation, yet is on the radar screen for some respondents. Sixteen percent are considering a strategy, and 7% are actively working to implement it. Further, 41% admit to not having definite plans, but are waiting to see what the industry does before adopting it.
To find out more about autonomous transportation's future role in business download the full report: Research: Autonomous transportation in the enterprise: Mixed impact anticipated.