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No more Uber, Hertz, or even car owners: How Amazon and Apple will take us all for a ride

ZDNet

Driven to distraction: Why IBM's Watson is getting onboard with self-driving vehicles and impatient passengers IBM has teamed up with Local Motors for a new autonomous vehicle. Here's how it will handle difficult passengers - and why you won't be able to buy one. I am, as a product of Generation X, perhaps one of the final generations to be obsessed with the notion of car ownership. I love the different body designs. I love how each one drives differently.


The End of Car Ownership

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

Cars are going to undergo a lot of changes in the coming years. One of the biggest: You probably won't own one. Thanks to ride sharing and the looming introduction of self-driving vehicles, the entire model of car ownership is being upended--and very soon may not look anything like it has for the past century. Drivers, for instance, may no longer be drivers, relying instead on hailing a driverless car on demand, and if they do decide to buy, they will likely share the vehicle--by renting it out to other people when it isn't in use. Auto makers, meanwhile, already are looking for ways to sustain their business as fewer people make a long-term commitment to a car.


The End of Car Ownership

#artificialintelligence

Cars are going to undergo a lot of changes in the coming years. One of the biggest: You probably won't own one. Thanks to ride sharing and the looming introduction of self-driving vehicles, the entire model of car ownership is being upended--and very soon may not look anything like it has for the past century. Drivers, for instance, may no longer be drivers, relying instead on hailing a driverless car on demand, and if they do decide to buy, they will likely share the vehicle--by renting it out to other people when it isn't in use. Auto makers, meanwhile, already are looking for ways to sustain their business as fewer people make a long-term commitment to a car.


Driverless Tech Will Impact These 5 Industries

International Business Times

Self-driving vehicles are one of the most anticipated and exciting innovations in the world today. Driverless cars seemed like a sci-fi fantasy only a decade ago but they are fast becoming a reality as companies like auto manufacturers, ridesharing services, and tech companies race to develop a safe and reliable autonomous vehicle (AV). This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. If the autonomous vehicle revolution lives up to the expectations of futurists and forecasters, its effects will be far-reaching. Not only will everyday commuting and transportation be transformed due to the rise of "mobility as a service" -- as the driverless revolution has been called -- but a wide range of industries will also be changed for better or worse as they adapt to a world where people can easily move from one destination to another in computerized pods. Just as the cloud has led to the transition of computing as a scalable service rather than a concrete product like hardware, analysts see a similar evolution with self-driving cars.


The future of mobility

@machinelearnbot

There is a critically important dialogue going on across the extended global automotive industry about the future evolution of transportation and mobility. This debate is driven by the convergence of a series of industry-changing forces and mega-trends (see figure 1).