Testing and certification of cars is a great example of an area which will grow enormously in a driverless future. Today we test the human driver, annually check the safety of the car, and insure the rest of the risk.
In the driverless future, with most complex potential liabilities, cars will be subject to a much more rigorous testing regime. As the author points out, the airline industry is a great analog.
Who is well placed to build this service? Perhaps automotive businesses with large mobile workforces, like AAA in the US, RAC in the UK or Belron?
In this gold rush of discovering autonomous vehicle technology most founders are focused on building sensors, perception, prediction, planning, maps, and simulators... I see an opportunity to build a massive enterprises testing and certifying compliance