How self-driving cars could ruin the American city

04 May 2019 01:49

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<p class="s570a4-10 iEJDri People are going to own their own SDCs.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p class=" s570a4-10="" iejdri="" we="" aren't="" going="" to="" live="" in="" a="" world="" where="" no="" one="" has="" car="" and="" everyone="" uses="" robo-lyft.<=""></p>
<p class="s570a4-10 iEJDri The entire idea about people not owning cars makes no sense and is based solely on the fact that Waymo is going to begin its testing by offering a ride service, and that they stated that &lt;em class=" s570a4-15="" bdswbe="" initially<="" m="">, they thought SDCs would be too expensive for most people to buy due to the $20,000 premium.</p>
<p class="s570a4-15 bDsWbe also&lt;/em&gt; going to be idle on weekdays between 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. And they'll mostly be idle from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with a possible surge around lunchtime). But from 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m., there will be a huge demand.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p class=" s570a4-10="" iejdri="" the="" 90%="" (or="" whatever)="" car="" utilization="" rate="" is="" irrelevant="" since="" we="" live="" in="" a="" world="" where="" many="" people="" need="" their="" cars="" at="" same="" time.="" 95%="" of="" robocars="" are="" <em="" and="" there="" lot="" inconveniences="" -="" it's="" five="" minute="" drive="" to="" target="" from="" my="" house.="" but="" with="" robo-lyft,="" i="" call="" it,="" wait="" 10="" minutes,="" ride="" 5="" shop,="" then="" minutes="" home.<=""></p>
<p class="s570a4-10 iEJDri And consider a pretty common weekend shopping trip - I go to the grocery for a week's shopping, then to Target, then to Costco. With robo-lyft, there would be a wait at the end of every shopping trip for the next available car to show up, adding, say, 40 minutes to the trip.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p class=" s570a4-10="" iejdri="" but="" more="" importantly,="" what="" do="" i="" with="" my="" groceries="" while="" i'm="" at="" target?="" or="" and="" target="" purchases="" costco?="" can't="" leave="" them="" in="" the="" car.="" only="" solution="" can="" come="" up="" is="" to="" make="" 3="" separate="" trips,="" which="" just="" adds="" inconvenience="" over="" using="" a="" conventional="" car.<="">


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