Trend forecast

While the Trends Research Institute does not provide financial advice, we forecast trends that identify favorable or unfavorable investment and profit opportunities. The mantra that driverless cars will become the norm by 2030 is simply and overwhelmingly not supported by our trend-line data. We continue to forecast that, for the foreseeable future, self-driving vehicles will be specialty items limited to use in narrow tasks such as in mining operations, shuttling cargo, and along short, pre-defined routes. We also forecast that despite investments being made by online sellers, grocery chains and fast food companies to bring products to customers’ doorsteps via driverless vehicles, this, too, will be more of a fantasy than a fact-based reality.

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