I keep reading about how FAVES will be like Lyft and Uber and so on, why do they have to be? First of all, I don’t think they will be profitable (in fact, I’m not sure that Lyft and Uber are). I believe this service will ultimately have to follow the public transportation scheme in order to really be for “everyone”, and it will probably have to be subsidized. There is also labor. Sure, we can imagine a world where we can order a car from our phone and go wherever, without actual drivers or operators, and it might be feasible, but I don’t think that is a desirable future for drivers, operators, truck-drivers. What will they roll be now? How will they make a living (ahem basic income ahem)?
Anyway, great work, lots still to unravel.