Self-driving cars was a concept once rooted in science fiction. But thanks to new innovative technology, autonomous vehicles are now a reality. According to data from job portal Indeed, this has caused a spike in businesses posting ads for engineers and software specialists.
The company seeking the most autonomous vehicle engineers is Google, followed by GM, Ford Motor Company and Valeo. But nearly 100 different companies have job listings for autonomous vehicle positions on Indeed.com, and there is an interesting mix of traditional auto manufacturers and tech companies.
Self-driving cars are predicted to cause some job displacement. Autonomous vehicles could make ride-sharing services like Uber so convenient that people stop owning cars altogether. There will no longer be a need for cab drivers or auto plant workers, but according to Indeed’s data, entirely new job areas are being created.