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Apple again late to another market others pioneered. Or is it?


Apple Automotive Autonomy

This is how I view the matter:

Autonomous automobiles are going to happen.

Most trips are work commutes

The real costs of automobile ownership must include insurance, maintenance, and parking to name but a few. The latter is becoming ever more difficult and expensive.

If you can have the car drive you to work, surely it can drive itself home.

What then is the case for owning a transportation unit that you only sit in for the duration of your commute?

Maybe making a deal with Uber (e.g.) and a few big market cities shifts the notion of public transportation from sardine can buses to a fleet of smaller modules of minivan size. Traffic management and smart vehicles go hand in hand.

Getting a vehicle for personal use would involve renting the vehicle you need for the activity at hand. Doesn't that make more sense than owning a huge SUV that spends most of its time parked either at home or at work?

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