But when’s that future starting? Right now these vehicles are very much driving around in a crystal ball. Will busdrivers be superfluous in ten year’s time? And will taxidrivers be mere stewards in their vehicles, looking after passengers with special mobility needs? With urbanisation drawing more and more people to the cities, will autonomous vehicles be the saviours of public transport in less-densely populated areas? Or will they replace busroutes in these (over)populated cities? Let’s compare notes: who can make the best-educated prediction for public transport, coaches and the taxi and FHV sectors.