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Forget Uber, driverless cars are going to change automotive industry

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  • May 19th, 2017 2:10 pm
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Ziggy007 wrote:
Apr 27th, 2017 9:03 pm
I work downtown, I see it every day.

People just cross streets and intersections whenever they want. I see people almost get hit crossing most intersections because they don't wait for the advance green and cars almost turn into them.

Toronto, try visiting it some time though...
try looking up the term 'en masse' sometime bud. also the difference between 'some' and 'all'. gangstarr has got it, why can't you? i'm done here.
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" So if you're skeptical or nervous about the coming age of self-driving cars, consider this incentive: a $20 Uber or Lyft fare could be slashed to $2.

Better yet, it might even be free if the ride provider is, say, a Starbucks autonomous ride-sharing van that's covering the cost of your 40-cent commute by selling you a pricey latte.

And this isn't a vision of the future for today's toddlers, but likely to happen within a decade of the anticipated 2020 rollout of autonomous vehicles.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/new ... 101204980/
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Interesting predictions here on how fast change is coming between 2020-30

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/05/16 ... mg00000002

"Using economic models based on existing technologies, the report predicts that ride-hailing services will be cheaper than owning a car by 2021.

By that time, ride-hailing will be “four to 10 times cheaper per mile than buying a new car and two to four times cheaper than operating an existing vehicle,” the report says."


"“This could result in total disruption of the car value chain, with car dealers, maintenance and insurance companies suffering almost complete destruction.”

It will become next to impossible to sell a used fossil-fuel car, the report predicted."
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collision repair business to decline 50% =

"KPMG projects crash rates could decline by more than 60 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2040, which in turn could result in a 50 percent decline in the overall collision repair market within the next 15 years."

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 58709.html
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