The driverless technology being deployed by Uber is designed to replace the driver who is responsible for keeping a car on the road for customers and is also responsible for parking it in the garage.
But a new report from a non-profit organisation that tracks the rise of driverless cars suggests that driverless taxis will not be the solution.
“A driverless vehicle will not solve the transportation challenges we face, such as the ever-increasing cost of transportation,” said Alex Pachter, CEO of the Transportation Research Institute (TRI), a nonprofit research group.
Pachter’s report was published today in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
The report is based on data gathered by TRI from around the world, including from a US company called Kia.
Uber and other ride-sharing companies are taking a different approach to the driverless taxi problem.
Unlike taxis, they are not designed to transport passengers.
Driverless cars are designed to provide transportation to customers and then park in the parking garage for them to use.
According to TRI, a driverless passenger vehicle is able to pick up passengers at a set point in a designated area of the vehicle and pick them up again at a designated point.
TRI estimates that driverlessness in the transportation sector will cost the US $20 billion by 2035.
What does this mean for people?
According the TRI report, driverless vehicles are less safe than fully-autonomous vehicles because they will be able to drive in the blind spots of the roads and cannot always detect a human in the midst of the chaos of traffic.
And as more of these vehicles are deployed, the number of fatalities will also increase.
For example, a report by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that a car in the hands of a human driver would cause about half of all traffic accidents.
So what happens if the vehicle fails?
Pachters report also says that there will be a growing number of self-driving cars, and that they will require more human drivers to control them.
In the long term, drivers will become more dependent on the assistance of humans.
The report says that the technology will increase the risk of serious accidents because drivers will have less time to react and will be more likely to get into accidents.
Pachtering is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
He told Business Insider that he does not think there will ever be an end to driverless transportation.
He said: “Driverless vehicles will continue to develop, and there is a chance that we could see some sort of end to it.”
But I do not see that happening any time soon.
“In the meantime, Uber is not using the technology to provide services for people.
It is working on ways to use the technology for its own benefit, and is investing heavily in technology that will allow it to become more effective in providing the services that customers want, such a self-parking feature and its ability to provide a carpool option for people without having to use public transportation.