Jan 312017
 

LibreTaxi – free and open source Uber/Lyft alternative.:

“LibreTaxi

Free and open source alternative to Uber/Lyft connecting passengers and drivers.”

 

*This is going to be hard. 

Jan 312017
 

The Upstarts Audiobook | Brad Stone | Audible.com:

“The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

Written by: Brad Stone

Narrated by: Dean Temple

Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins 

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date:01-31-17

Publisher: Hachette Audio”

*Looking forward to listening to this book.

Jan 312017
 

Uber Partners With Daimler in a Step Toward a Driverless Future – The New York Times:

“The ride-hailing company announced on Tuesday a partnership with Daimler, under which the German automaker plans to build autonomous vehicles that will operate on Uber’s transportation network.

The move marks the first time a major automaker will provide its own self-driving vehicles — built entirely in-house and without Uber’s help — specifically to operate on the ride-hailing company’s network.”

*Autonomous cars are coming. 

Jan 022017
 

Automakers Prepare for an America That’s Over the Whole Car Thing – The New York Times:

“General Motors and its partner, Lyft, an Uber rival, are about to begin testing a fleet of self-driving cars ferrying passengers short distances in Detroit and other cities. Uber already has similar trials underway in Pittsburgh and has just expanded its tests to San Francisco. Next year, Delphi Automotive expects to have self-driving Audis providing rides to mass transit stations in a section of Singapore.”

(Via.)

 

*The future is coming. 

Sep 252014
 

Combine Uber With Driverless Cars, and Nine Out of Ten Vehicles Become Obsolete | | Betabeat:

“… the system would replace about nine out of ten vehicles while “maintaining a reasonable level of service,” as measured by the time people spent waiting for a ride.

*This could be disruptive. Could see further consolidation amongst global auto manufactures in the years and decades ahead. The actual change could be a reduction of one car in ten or it could be as far out as eliminating ninety-nine of one hundred. Technology enables new things to happen.