Self Driving Companies Are Coming

Written By: Barry Libert, Megan Beck, and Thomas H. Davenport



Automation can go far beyond cars. Self-driving company capabilities are closer than we realize.

Every day we hear more about how self-driving vehicles will change our lives. Automotive innovators such as Tesla and Waymo have been working to advance this capability for years while legacy companies, including GM and Ford, have more recently joined the chase. Self-driving cars are now shuttling around riders — although still with human overseers — in Las Vegas, Boston, and Detroit, among other cities. 

But artificial intelligence and automation go far beyond cars. When it comes to “self-driving” capabilities, how long until we can achieve this at a company level?