If you’re a city dweller, you may concur with the words from Lyft President John Zimmer. Car and Driver reports the Lyft co-founder imagines car ownership to end in 10 years for city slickers.
“Every year, more and more people are concluding that it is simpler and more affordable to live without a car,” he wrote. “And when networked autonomous vehicles come onto the scene, below the cost of car ownership, most city dwellers will stop using a personal car.”
Zimmer continued to state the autonomous vehicle revolution will change the way cities plan. With less need for roads, cities can turn attention to sidewalks, pedestrians and new parks.
Of course, there’s a reason why General Motors sunk $500 million into Lyft, as it too sees a changing tide in automobile ownership. GM and Lyft continue to co-develop a fleet of autonomous vehicles for the ride-sharing service.
Maybe it’s best if us enthusiasts run for the hills and stay, far, far away from the city. Maybe not.