Although the road to an era of autonomous transport is full of challenges, the impact it will have on users, communities and businesses is still being determined.

The automotive and transportation industries are experiencing what is probably the most disruptive period in their history since Henry Ford developed the assembly, what were once essentially mechanical features have evolved into large digital features, and their future is to be fully automated.

Although the road to an era of autonomous transportation is full of challenges, and the impact it will have on users, communities, and businesses is still being determined, the benefits of autonomous vehicles are genuinely clear and exciting.

Even in the initial stage, these vehicles will continue to improve continuously as the technology matures, which will certainly lead to an increasing demand, especially among young people, and to a growing market share. In fact, there are now some factors that are playing a key role in positioning the impact of this new generation of cars ever more strongly

Today’s consumers have become accustomed to intuitive, personalized and increasingly natural experiences when interacting with digital technologies. These expectations are expected in benefits of everyday life.

Many of us would surely prefer a car to take us home after a hard day’s work, leaving you with the tiresome task of dealing with traffic, or better yet, being able to request one to take you to your destination and then ask for another one without having to park it. The impact of these scenarios on society can range from reduced fatalities, reduced road congestion, less carbon emissions, and reduced travel times.

Autonomous vehicles are at the forefront of technology, and will require not only that the automotive ecosystem be ready for production (which is not easy) but that it be prepared to adjust to the continuous technological improvements that will come, because like any other technology.

Autonomous vehicles will be receiving constant improvements for a long time, and those best prepared to receive these adjustments will have a competitive advantage in meeting user expectations. Equipped with sensor arrays, super computers and better algorithms, autonomous vehicles can react faster and achieve better speeds by traveling more safely, beyond what human ability can achieve.

The inclination of the users towards the property is in a revolution, at the moment many of the most important cities of the world are full of parked vehicles, exist studies that determined that a car passes parking 95% of the time. By adding autonomous vehicles to the scenario, it will be possible for users to take advantage of a car only when they need it, and when they are done, it can serve someone else, without investing in parking lots or the cost of having a machine stopped.

Nothing will change overnight, but autonomous vehicles will undoubtedly bring about drastic changes in numerous industries. Now is the time for every company to start considering the impact of autonomous cars on their own industry and design a strategy. Now is the time for collaborative models, especially with non-conventional partners, to ensure that companies get a seat at the table when this technology on wheels is fully established.