DOE stating that "driverless cars likely cheaper than taxis" - The inevitable change is coming

07/29/2015 - 00:11

Jason Koebler | @jason_koebler

Drivers, who needs ‘em? It looks like some US government scientists are completely onboard with Uber and Google's plan to do away with drivers altogether. Fleets of autonomous taxis should vastly reduce the amount of overall emissions released in cities, and the economics of a driverless taxi already make sense today, according to a new Department of Energy study.

The study, published by Jeffery Greenblatt and Samveg Saxena of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Nature Climate Change, posits that taxis are likely to be among the first industries to go fully autonomous.