Together with electrification, road transport connectivity and automation are expected to have a transformational effect on the transport sector.
The JRC has assessed the impacts of a cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CAAM) as a contribution to the third European Commissions' mobility package. The study concluded that CCAM is expected to have an overall positive impact on our economy and society. It is anticipated that sectors such as automotive, electronics and software or freight transport will be positively affected. In contrast, other sectors (e.g. insurance or maintenance and repair) will face significant challenges. Important labour changes lie ahead for professional drivers, decreasing driving tasks towards new more technical ones. Some of these jobs will disappear in the long-term.

The assessment is summarized in a JRC Science Policy Report which is available on-line from the following link

Alonso Raposo M., Grosso, M., Després, J., Fernández Macías, E., Galassi, C., Krasenbrink, A., Krause, J., Levati, L., Mourtzouchou, A., Saveyn, B., Thiel, C. and Ciuffo, B. An analysis of possible socio-economic effects of a Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) in Europe. Effects of automated driving on the economy, employment and skills.

You can find additional information about the scientific support of the JRC to the third mobility package in the following link