By David Peel
I believe the time of car ownership has already seen its height in our country. Already in urban environments, car ownership is becoming rare. Ridesharing like Uber, Lyft and other competitors have reduced the need to rely upon a vehicle.
Statistics indicate that most cars are parked 95% of the time. During that 95% of its life, the car is simply sitting there shedding value in most cases.
Auto insurance, car maintenance, and hassles connected to car washing, car breakdowns and the expensive aspect in some areas of parking all continue.
I am a car guy. And I will always like the idea of owning cars especially classic or collector cars.
But imagine a service that you subscribe to much like a cell phone, where you have access to a number of different cars or trucks based on what you need. This could be based on a monthly fee.
Alternatively, you could subscribe to a car service where you get a certain number of rides per month at a set price.
And then the other issue related to cars as a service brings up the auto taxi.
This will be an autonomous vehicle that takes you to whatever destination you wish.
When synced with your calendar, you may never be late again given its ability to avoid traffic jams, accidents, and the delays that plague drivers.
Can you imagine cars as a service? I think all of us won’t have to imagine them too far in the future.
Peel seeks justice for those injured in tractor trailer and car accidents, medical malpractice, and disability. He often addresses churches, clubs and groups without charge. Peel may be reached through PeelLawFirm.com wherein other articles may be accessed.
By David Peel