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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 06:41 PM
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Ride hailing and car sharing services have grown exponentially over the past couple years. I would imagine that it wont be long until fully autonomous vehicles can be called to taxi you around the city. As the populations in metropolitan areas continue to rise, public transit systems will become less viable.
Actually public transportation and self driving cars can all work together. Governments won't let them go away that fast, instead they'll be optimized for what they do best. Public transportation will be great for cheap long distance travel and cars for more local to your door pick up/drop off.
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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-27-2018, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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I wasn't saying that public transportation is going to go away, but its going to have to radically shift to support an ever growing population. There are plenty of cities using really old transit systems, that could be far more effective with modern tech.
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 09:05 AM
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What we need really need is a shift in car ownership. There are just far too many vehicles on the road in metropolitan areas, and hopefully with the emergence of autonomous electric vehicles, more people will be inclined to simply hail a ride back and forth to work instead.
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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 07:42 PM
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What we need really need is a shift in car ownership. There are just far too many vehicles on the road in metropolitan areas, and hopefully with the emergence of autonomous electric vehicles, more people will be inclined to simply hail a ride back and forth to work instead.
A number of factors are coming into play, a higher cost of living, people moving into or close to city centers, mass transit expansions, and so on. At the top will be increasing costs of living that will force people to find ways to cut spending, you can bet a change in transportation will be part of it.
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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-03-2018, 08:57 AM
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I think its going to be a generational change. It'll be easier for younger people to accept not owning a car, if that's become the norm. For the rest of us its almost become a status symbol, and I think a lot of people are going to have difficulty letting that go.
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