Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs


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 88% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 89% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $11.68 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 532 out of 706

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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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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

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