More than that. The vision systems necessary to make auto-drive cars possible are the vision systems that other industries are waiting on to make automation possible.
On other tech-related forums I’m on we’ve speculated that as vision systems improve, more and more jobs will be automated. Fast food, retail stocking (and other retail jobs when you consider what devices like Google Home and Amazon Alexa can do with natural-voice interrogatories), car repair, surgery… All of these and hundreds more can be handled by a robot if the robot can see well enough to do the job.
And as computers become more capable of independent problem solving rather than following exact programming instructions, other jobs will fall. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects - all of these will fall to AI.
Eventually the only jobs where people will have a hiring advantage over humans will most likely be arts (no one wants to see Les Mis performed by robots) and possibly sex work, although AI/robotics/materials advancements will cut into that field as well.
In short, we’re at the start-point of a massive shift in economics and none of the going economic systems from socialism to hands-off capitalism will be viable, because when over 90% of the public is out of work they are not going to just sit there and accept starvation, which means we will either figure out how people can obtain what they want and need without needing money, or we will deal with a popular revolution the likes of which have never been seen in history.
And auto-drive cars are driving the vision systems that will tip us over the edge and onto that path.