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there will be PLENTY of people (like me)
Sat Dec 2, 2017 9:06am

who do not like the idea of self-driving cars.

  • When someone pays for a taxi, or Uber, or Lyft, about 75% of the money goes to pay the driver. Self driving cars would be much cheaper for the customer, but they will put most drivers out of work.... more
    • there will be PLENTY of people (like me) — Trish, Sat Dec 2 9:06am
      • A couple of questions....Sprout, Sat Dec 2 10:17am
        1. How much do you currently spend per year retaining the services of drivers (cabs, uber/lyft, buses, etc)? - If you are like me, and do 99% of your own driving, then we have to remember that our... more
      • More than half the current fare goes to the driver. There will be plenty of people who choose to pay less than half and get a self driving car. Self driving cars will also soon be safer than human... more
        • While you see 75% of the revenue, replacing you with a computer does NOT actually cut costs by 75%... This is because OUT OF your 75% percent comes money to fund the vehicle itself. Fuel,... more
          • Oh, I think you are right.Ken C, Sat Dec 2 4:15pm
            I may have overestimated the cost savings of self driving cars. Self driving cars will also need additional sensors and computers that will add to the cost. Plus the cost of developing and... more
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