Autonomous vehicles (AVs) may seem to dominate mobility conversations, but digital technologies are already here to upend our transportation experiences. Today’s cars essentially function as mobile computers, dockless scooters are appearing in more cities every day, and most of us can’t imagine traveling without GPS via our smartphones.
The truth is our travel is more digital than ever before.
As that digitalization continues to gain speed, it’s going to put enormous pressure on our workforce to create, manage, and maintain all these technologies. As we recently explored, at least 9.5 million different workers—from truck drivers, to mechanics, to logisticians—are central to the country’s digital mobility workforce.