An anonymous reader quotes the Mercury News:
The rabble can’t be trusted with self-driving cars, and only companies operating fleets of them should be able to use them in dense urban areas. So say Uber and Lyft, as signatories to a new list of transportation goals developed by a group of international non-governmental organizations and titled “Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities”… According to Principle No. 10, “Shared fleets can provide more affordable access to all, maximize public safety and emissions benefits, ensure that maintenance and software upgrades are managed by professionals…”
It’s stated reason is to “actualize the promise of reductions in vehicles, parking, and congestion, in line with broader policy trends to reduce the use of personal cars in dense urban areas.” But others remain suspicious.
Gizmodo complains that the proposal “doesn’t exactly sound like the freedom-filled future sci-fi writers have been promising, now does it?” and concludes that Uber and Lyft “have a hot new idea for screwing over city-dwellers.”
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