Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

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Will "Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 86% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 89% probability of automation

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by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $11.68 hourly

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as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 532 out of 707

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Job description

Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.

SOC Code: 53-3041

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JC (No chance) says
Self driving cars have a long way to go.
Jan 23, 2020 at 11:00 PM
kacper (Likely) says
because its easy for robots
Dec 12, 2019 at 07:02 AM
Usman Ahmed (Likely) says
They will be replaced by self driving cars such as Tesla in the near future which is already capable of driving without a human inside of it. On the other hand there will still be a job for engineers who will have to update and repair these vehicles because humans will always be seeking more knowledge as they have been continuously doing so since the first human being was created.
Sep 27, 2019 at 10:14 AM
Jesus says
Teslas aren't capable to drive without a human. It even says it in the users manual. Its not a level 5 car. Its really hard to make an autonomous car 100% safe in crowded cities. Just watch some videos on youtube and learn. Its not hard to make a car go between white lines and automatically brake and keep safe distance to another car in-front. But in many situations drivers needs to take over.
Dec 22, 2019 at 07:42 PM
Terrence (Likely) says
It is likely, algorithms are being created as of now for automated Uber driving cars and self driving planes.
Sep 24, 2019 at 08:15 AM
Mark (Could go either way) says
Humans may still want other people to do this work for many reasons - it's worth remembering that Autos are essentially computers whose routes can be hacked into the woods
Aug 03, 2019 at 11:17 AM
Mende says
Doubt it. The amount of lives self-driving would save is definitely way more than the amount that will be "hacked".
Aug 20, 2019 at 04:33 PM
Joe Smith says
This is not a serious study. Waiters and waitress have 97% rate to be automated in the next two decades (more than taxi drivers), but taxi drivers has less than that rate when in fact self-driving cars are yet invented. It not makes sense.
Jul 16, 2019 at 08:18 PM
Nico Cione (Highly likely) says
Because it will be highly likely.
Jul 03, 2019 at 12:25 AM
Tyler (Highly likely) says
Automation is imminent. The 'problem' of who to hit isn't a problem at all, because the system will not put itself in a situation where that choice ever comes about. They definitely won't program logic in to 'solve' a problem that doesn't exist.
May 31, 2019 at 07:00 PM
jack (Highly likely) says
Don't be delusional, there are already self driving taxis in california and other big cities, it's only a matter of time, at longest 5 years
May 30, 2019 at 07:14 PM
Otavio Souza (Likely) says
For the future, automakers are thinking of vehicles as a service. The trend is to have more chauffeurs for ride sharing services, such as Uber, and automakers will want a slice of the car sharing market. Self-driving cars are an expensive technology and not many people can afford it.
May 21, 2019 at 05:18 PM
Nani (Small chance) says
Once they solve the ethics questions for self-driving cars, then sure. For example, if the car is forced to swerve, should it hit a car or a cyclist? Then who is responsible? Until then, humans drivers are here to stay.
May 15, 2019 at 07:27 AM
Sophia (Highly likely) says
Technology is safer and more efficient
Apr 12, 2019 at 06:14 AM
Joe (Highly likely) says
There are already self-driving cars. Add some form of system to recognize potential passengers and a way for them to pay and you have an AI taxi driver
Apr 04, 2019 at 03:21 PM
Baba Booey says
Johnny cab from Total Recall. It will run you over if you don't pay.
Oct 07, 2019 at 05:48 PM

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