So, if you’re mulling the idea of becoming a licensed taxi driver, forget it! Unless you live in a developing country or a rural area where the next generation of connected car technologies could take another decade, it will be a short career. And if you plan to offer Uber rides to supplement your income, don’t plan on it being long term.
It may take 5, 10, or in some cases 20 years, but the taxi driver’s job is destined to disappear. By 2025 most major cities in Europe, Asia and North America will be served by autonomous vehicles that will take the traditional role of taxis.