Do you need a car? For ages it was branded as a right and a necessity, thus supplying the industry with an endless supply of customers. But that was before Uber and Lyft entered the conversation. The two new ways to get from point A to Point B no matter the time or weather.
Lyft And Uber
Taxis have been around as long as we can remember. But its something about the simplicity of these user interfaces that make make Lyft and Uber the hottest trend. There are alot of opinions about these rideshare apps. But the facts are its cheap and convenient.
If you’re in the phase of shopping for a new vehicle, Antonio Seba, a specialist on electricity and transportion, says there are two things to know.
Firstly, this is going to be the only car you’ll ever drive. Secondly, Lease the car, he says, because its worth will be diminished.
In 2017, Seba co-authored a study that estimates that most Americans will not own a car by 2030. Conversely, they will travel in electric, autonomous vehicles operated by fleet operators. With small kids, that means that they will never drive a vehicle of their own and, with their parents, it means never having to think about their children making a deadly accident on the lane, even taking into account the safety issues. Seba’s results revealed that by 2020 and 2030, the number of new cars in the U.S. would decline by 80 per cent, with 60 per cent of the existing vehicles operated by fleet operators. Ninety-five percent of the miles traveled would be electric cars on call in these fleets.
But since that article in US News, Lyft and Uber Has began to test these technologies. Uber’s self-driving technology division, the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), has taken a new path to self-driving following a deadly crash concerning one of its cars. Uber plans to deploy its self-driving vehicles in the clusters of cities where geography, competition and other conditions are most favorable.
So do you need a car? No. If you live in an Urban area ride-sharing would be great for the environment and the economy but if your area is a bit more rural wanting to own a car is understandable.