The advent of autonomous vehicles (AVs), connected vehicles (CVs), electric vehicles (EVs), not to mention the intertwined synergies among them – connected autonomous electric vehicles, has merely disrupted the transport sector at multiple fronts. The safety of AVs is essential to their success in the marketplace. The tandem effect of accepting longer trips/longer travel times in return of adopting AVs would have mixed implications on the perceived benefits related to congestion, travel times, sprawl, and induced demand. The industry is bombarded with dire predictions of jobs lost due to artificial intelligence (AI), robots, and automation; the relevance of this fear to AVs is no exception. Due to the state of technology development and the need for a transition between conventional driving and automation with its various levels, certain system requirements and policy implications are still under investigations. The issue of societal equity is subject to debate among reported studies.