Jason Hope has made a name for himself as one of Arizona’s foremost internet entrepreneurs. After having founded one of the first premium mobile content streaming providers, Jawa, Hope has gone on to have a spectacular career as an internet entrepreneur. He has founded a variety of different startups, all having great success.Recently, Hope has decided to begin blogging and writing for a variety of different tech outlets about the coming technologies broadly encompassed in the Internet of Things. Hope sees one of the most important areas of innovation taking place being within the realm of self-driving vehicles. Hope believes that the advent of self-driving cars will radically change the ways in which people live and the ways in which businesses operate.
One of the largest implications is that soon, businesses will be able to deploy fleets of completely autonomous delivery vehicles. Not only will this completely eliminate one of the largest costs that faces these operators, that of drivers, but it will also allow for degrees of optimization that have never been seen before. Automated fleet vehicles will be able to be dispatched centrally using artificial intelligence. This will create vast efficiencies that will lower the price of shipping, ultimately being passed on to the consumer at the retail level.
But Hope also sees major disruptions taking place in the area of self-driving cars. Soon, predicts Hope, companies such as Uber and Lyft will come to dominate the hired vehicle markets, radically undercutting existing taxi services by offering driverless car services. Hope believes that these services may cost as little as half what normal taxi services cost.Hope also sees the possibility of the almost complete elimination of traffic accidents, one of the largest sources of fatalities in the United States today. In fact, for people under the age of 30, traffic accidents are the most frequent cause of death. Hope believes that through the use of completely automated vehicles, the risk of human error as a causative factor in traffic fatalities will be nearly eliminated. This may reduce the number of traffic fatalities per year by up to 20,000 people.