We are already in the first wave of the future of mobility: alternative energy sources. It's clear that more and more car companies Tesla, BMW, and Toyota, are designing alternatively powered cars and trucks like we have never seen before. In fact, beyond traditional electricity, the Toyota Mirai is completely powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
The distances of these vehicles can travel in a charge is now becoming competitive with traditional energy sources and as such more and more individuals and companies are switching to renewable options. For example, Amazon recently ordered 100,000 vehicles from electric truck manufacturer Rivian in order to convert it's fleet to electric. Major airlines have even promised to make fuel efficient planes, and perhaps in the future we will see planes powered by alternative energy sources as well.
Self Driving Cars
Self driving cars, and autonomous vehicles more generally, have some very impressive prospects in changing the transportation industry as we know it. Autonomous vehicles are only available in a limited capacity right now, major car manufacturers like Tesla and Mercedes-Benz have already autonomous features into their current lineups.
Autonomous vehicles could significantly reduce collision rates and traffic on the road. Further, the cars and trucks could use hardware and software to drive in the most energy efficient manner possible. With autonomous vehicles, everything from getting a package delivered to going to work could be faster, safer, and more sustainable.