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Self-driving taxis could be up to 80% cheaper than today's rideshares

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tabby
172 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 11 months ago

I'm a little skeptical companies would go that low, but maybe if there is enough competition this could actually happen.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/29/self-driving-taxis-like-uber-will-disrupt-public-transport-study.html

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    lilly
    1026 Rider Guru
     4 years ago

    Express Pool already is 75% cheaper than todays rideshare.

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    ShamedJames
    97
     4 years ago

    Next few years?   And why does this say 80 and 50  

    "The shift towards electric and autonomous vehicles, combined with intensifying competition, should reduce the fee charged to passengers by as much as 80 percent compared to today," the authors of the report said Friday.


    "Within the next few years, the technology will be available to make robotaxis a reality. In this new paradigm, owning a private car will cost almost twice as much as using robotaxis."

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    DFosterG11
    187
     4 years ago

    Thr driver recruitment, retention and payment is the single largest cost for a rideshare company. The rest is just maintaining software, processing payments and advertising. I can totally see 80% reduction happening. 

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    brownbear
    599 Rider
     4 years ago

    If they get that cheap, traffic is going to be horrendous. God help us.

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      eshughes77
      116
       4 years ago

      Are you saying because people will use it more?  Like switch from public transportation  

      Once people driven cars are replaced, we will be fine.  No more accidents. No more awkward drivers riding brakes. No more cars parked on the side of the road (which frees up a lane).  There are factors that will mitigate traffic. I have faith this will eventually solve traffic problems. 

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    frank3
    53 Rider
     4 years ago

    80% cheaper?! At that point there really would be no point in owning your own car. I mean does that even cover gas?

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    gennu
    40 Rider
     4 years ago

    Everyone thinks this is right around hte corner but I bet it is stil la solid 10-15 years out.

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    HemiDodge
    363
     4 years ago

    Can we do something about the "robotaxi" thing?  It sounds super lame. This is our opportunity to come up with a cool way and we are messing it up.