Insight

Autonomy delivers

An oncoming revolution in the movement of goods

In last year's whitepaper, Islands of Autonomy, we described how autonomous vehicles would transform the way consumers move themselves beginning on the islands - those urban areas where population density, available technology, and the regulatory environment speed autonomous adoption. Consumers moving themselves, however, is only half the story of what autonomy transforms.

This year, we want to tell the other half: consumers moving goods to them using autonomous delivery. That equally powerful change in consumer behavior will lead to explosive new demand for autonomous delivery vehicles, specialized for different kinds of delivery, as well as new service businesses and new infrastructure.