Reply to post: Re: Shills ignore Public Transit

You're all too skeptical of super-duper self-driving cars, apparently


Re: Shills ignore Public Transit

Self-driving cars will effectively be public transit. I enjoy driving and if I cannot drive my car, then why would I bother owning it? It costs a fortune in maintenance and insurance to own a vehicle, not to mention the initial purchase or lease cost. There is a reason that Uber is designing their own. Taxi companies will also be quite happy to purchase autonomous vehicles and dispatch them to transport you at need and at a lower cost than self-ownership. Indeed, you will probably be able to order, at a higher cost of course, a luxury vehicle rather than a basic one. And, if after a night of carousing at your local watering hole, you should accidentally soil the vehicle, because you have paid with your credit card through the app, the cleaning cost can also be charged back to you, with video evidence from from the in-vehicle camera.

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