Autonomous vehicles are a dream for drug smugglers


Level 5 autonomous vehicles (AVs) will allow shipping companies to significantly decrease their costs and their liability as they will no longer need long-haul truck drivers. However, this also applies to smugglers. Trafficking of drugs, people, weapons, and black market goods will all receive a boon from AVs. There will be a massive increase in vehicles on the road with the advent of fully-autonomous technology. Long-haul delivery vehicles could largely become operated with no passengers inside, and will likely not even have a place for a passenger.