Underlying these trends is a change in the fundamental nature of a vehicle from an analog platform where mechanics are the primary explanatory language to a digital platform which has a very different and much less linear set of rules.
Uber and Lyft have worked hard to style themselves as Silicon Valley technology companies, but in the coming days as market pressures increase and their revenue models begin to look more like those of the telcos, this myth will erode, revealing them as what they have always been.
if you want t…d, its ride- hailing companies Uber and Waymo started using SUVs and MPVs they got from automakers. Not the type of vehicles to use if you want to improve transit times, lower costs, deploy driverless, and zero emission. Car makers find it hard to bring affordable electric cars without subsidies, realize self-driving (…
veryone who needed to drive was given that time … justify the added expense because of the productivity payoff. Sitting in the Waymo car, I thought, ‘What if everyone who needed to drive was given that time back to do what they wanted? What would we come up with next?’