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Wait till they get rid of cash and forced microchipAGENDA 21
By hook or by crook.
No more private vehicle ownership.
Made in Communist China Volvo's.From the replies I can only guess none of you read the article.
This is an attempt by automakers, specifically GM who is partners with Lyft, to push out competitors. There's zero chance this holds up in court and means nothing in regards to Uber because Volvo will be providing their fleet.
Volvo makes no secret of its goal to increase sales in the U.S and is investing $500 million in a new 100,000 unit annual capacity plant in South Carolina, scheduled for opening in 2018.Made in Communist China Volvo's.
Those should hold up well . . . . .
Volvo is providing the fleet...free of charge to Uber?Volvo makes no secret of its goal to increase sales in the U.S and is investing $500 million in a new 100,000 unit annual capacity plant in South Carolina, scheduled for opening in 2018.
Yes, for a piece of the TNC pie. They're partnering. Lyft has GM which is probably going to be the same.Volvo is providing the fleet...free of charge to Uber?
What piece? The same piece they are now giving the drivers which assures uber will renain unprofitable forever...good plan.Yes, for a piece of the TNC pie. They're partnering. Lyft has GM which is probably going to be the same.
OK...What piece of the action?Drivers/partners now take 75 or 80 % to use their vehicles so what is Volvo going to agree to? 50 %? 40 %.That's so dumb, I don't even know wat to say.
I apologize for my harsh words.OK...What piece of the action?Drivers/partners now take 75 or 80 % to use their vehicles so what is Volvo going to agree to? 50 %? 40 %.
What would compel Volvo from taking any less than what uber is cutting to the drivers now?
And if uber doesn't change the business model whether there are human drivers or futureland SDC's they will remain UNPROFITABLE.
That wont happen for along time. Your talking about moveing big commodities. Theres tons of rules you gotta follow includeing vehical inspections, hooking and trailer inspections. If you pulling tanker with a bull baffal you have to becareful of surge: wich is the liquad flowing back and fourth. The different things its gotta do is ridiculous.Read the articles. Self-driving trucks likely to come BEFORE cars.
Amazing that politicians are showing some common sense, but that will only SLOW down the process.
Numerous cash-starved jurisdictions will provide a test ground. The process will continue ...
... Then ... (copied from another thread) ...
SDC runs red lights - doesn't matter.
SDC is hacked - doesn't matter.
SDC goes berserk - doesn't matter.
SDC is attacked by berserk people. - doesn't matter.
SDC kills people - doesn't matter.
Eventually, we'll be told that statistics prove SDCs are safer than people driving. That will be the signal.
25% of the public is already ready to get into an SDC. Another 50% "may" do it.
There'll be a $billion advertising campaign to sway the rest.
It's only a matter of time and money.
Hey man some good points there to as you being reasonable atleast. Ramz thinks its gonna happen over night haha. I know technoligy is comeing but companies can say things just do grab peoples attention but like every great thing trail and error.Ha! Ha! Ha! Jermin8r89, may be trying to rebut me, but I agree with everything said. I simply have a different perspective. Just like the many technical problems were worked out for traditional trucks, they will be worked out for self-driving trucks. It will take time and it's impossible to deal with all the issues that you raise together, at the same time.
That's why self-driving trucks will be slowly phased in. First, they'll be given the simplest runs, that only have well understood issues. Gradually, the proven capabilities of self-driving trucks will be increased along with the complexity and number of runs that they will be assigned. An entirely new infrastructure will be required. Eventually, self-driving trucks will be able to do upwards of 90% of what traditional trucks do today. No one can accurately predict how long that will take.
Will all the professions that you list be affected? Definitely! Not by self-driving trucks or self-driving cars, but by automation that is now being developed. It's been estimated that by 2050, over 50% of today's jobs will be either eliminated or more commonly "substantially altered" by automation. There will inevitably be profound effects on society.