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Maverick* Research: Crashing Industries and Our Societal Beliefs — The Real Implications of the Autonomous Vehicle

Published: 03 October 2014

ID: G00268271

Analyst(s): Thilo Koslowski


Self-driving vehicles will make us safer and more productive. More fundamentally, they will disrupt values, replace business assumptions and test our trust in smart machines. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • The Renaissance of the Passenger Automobile
  • Characteristics of Self-Driving Vehicles
  • Self-Driving Vehicles' Benefits, Implications and Disruptions
    • Societal Implications
    • Business Implications
  • Challenges for Autonomous Vehicles
    • Market and Technology Challenges
    • Legal Challenges Are the Road Bump for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Timeline for Autonomous Vehicle Evolution

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