[LINK] Why you may not own, or drive your vehicle in 10 years time
ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Jun 6 18:22:16 AEST 2016
I detect a distinct lack of passion for cars in people who write these stories. Why don’t the people who write these stories talk to people who drive cars and ask them WHY they are happy to use a car for less than an hour a day, or why a utilisation rate of 4 per cent or less hasn’t changed in a century?
There’s undoubtedly a market for ride-sharing, otherwise buses and taxis wouldn’t have been invented. What makes a difference here is that people have a multitude of reasons why they own cars in the first place. And it seems as though the stories that get traction (pardon the pun) originate from places where car ownership is minimal (large cities), hence the thinking that if it works in a city, it works everywhere.
> On 6 Jun 2016, at 3:36 PM, David Boxall <linkdb at boxall.name> wrote:
>> ... while there might still be some human drivers in the system for commercial functions like trash, mail, ambulances, and package deliveries, you could probably ban all private vehicles ...
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