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75000 Driverless Cars On The Road This Year

TheDevilisaParttimer

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So Uber Thought.


"A presentation in January that year projected that driverless cars could become profitable for Uber in 2018, while a May report said Uber might have 13,000 self-driving taxis by 2019. Just four months later, that estimate had jumped to 75,000 vehicles."
2017 was suppose to be the premier date of driverless cars fully autonomous.

Keep reminding the doom and gloom drivers that the predicted Uber Apocalypse already passed.
 

everythingsuber

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They are no orphans though. Ford and GM were telling us steering wheels and foot pedals would be obsolete from 2019 as well. Guess there's still 9 months left in the year but I haven't heard of anything coming up?
 

ANT 7

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If Uber can’t turn a profit using ants driving their own Corollas and assuming all of the liability, how in the hell are they going to turn a profit with shiny new company-owned driverless vehicles?

It’s a complete fantasy, always was.
True 'dat !! It's just a stock play like the balance of the IT/Social Media companies that are listed. It was meant to go public from day one. Great idea, fun to drive for, but eventually, it's a zero sum game.

Off topic, but probably 1/3 of the Uber's where I drive are Corollas. I'm in a Hyundai.
 

getawaycar

Active Member
The self-driving tech on those cars have to be maintained and fixed when they break down.
SDC technicians will have to be much more highly trained, and hence much more highly paid, than your ordinary mechanic.
You have to figure the maintenance costs on SDC vehicles will be crazy expensive, and Uber and Lyft will be eating all of the costs.

Yeah, it's a pipe dream.
 

EphLux

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75,000 is low. There were at least 500,000 driverless cars on the road in Koreatown alone. lol
 

bonum exactoris

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Asificarewhatyoudontthink

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The self-driving tech on those cars have to be maintained and fixed when they break down.
SDC technicians will have to be much more highly trained, and hence much more highly paid, than your ordinary mechanic.
You have to figure the maintenance costs on SDC vehicles will be crazy expensive, and Uber and Lyft will be eating all of the costs.

Yeah, it's a pipe dream.
Forget that...

The cost and hassle of keeping a staff of car cleaners to remove the trash left behind by the passengers, washing and waxing the cars, vacuuming, etc.

The additional costs of buying, outfitting and maintaining the vehicles in their own fleet is a huge loss without ever getting to the issue of having to overcome the sudden loss of ridership (really, just ask your next 100 passengers if they would even get into a car that had no driver at all) as well as the lawsuits when these vehicles are involved in accidents and the company has to pony up the dollars as included targets beyond the Insurance company as it is 100% the companies decision to put the self driving car on the road minus a driver.

So, to keep riders and cover their liability tails, they will have to pay drivers to be not only in the car but be alert enough to take over the controls in emergencies for How long?
 

iheartuber

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Try to focus Greg. No nonsense
Post automatically merged:

So you’re calling me greg

Just like @ECOMCON

I think this is undeniable proof that you are the same person as @ECOMCON

Which is a violation of the rules of UP
 

BurgerTiime

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Say the time has come and your city is going to be spammed with...let’s say 500 cars.
Where is Uber going to have these cars stored, repaired, maintained and gassed up? When bad weather hits, they can’t be driven so donthey just idle off the grid? The main building would have to be most central to the metro area.
Imagine the overhead in just one city? You’d need mechanics, a team of engineers, detailing team, runners for gas (or pluggers for full electric cars) renting the building to overhaul cars. It would house a car washing machine, a vehicle lift, and need smog venting and commercial fans and so forth. Then there’s the bills that come with maintaining that building. The overhead cost of paying all those people on a daily basis, imagine!
Then Uber would no longer be “rideshare” but a taxi firm. The insurance changes and you’re now a fully commercial taxi transportation firm. Permits, commercial insurance. Then would come the crazy taxes and vehicle replacement. By law, taxis must be regulated and sold as prior taxis and would be worthless in the resale market and they couldn’t even do that if it’s a self-driving car. Each car would have to be crushed every time it hits the mile mark for destruction. Each vehicle would be operating at a loss on a daily basis. Uber’s self driving cars will never be profitable.
Now extrapolate that for thousands of city’s across the globe? Goooooooooooooooooood luck! When you paint the big picture you see they’re clearly hitting the crack pipe.
Ask yourself. If you won a $3 billion lottery, would you open a self driving car company in a city? Your money would vaporize before your death.
 

iheartuber

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Say the time has come and your city is going to be spammed with...let’s say 500 cars.
Where is Uber going to have these cars stored, repaired, maintained and gassed up? When bad weather hits, they can’t be driven so donthey just idle off the grid? The main building would have to be most central to the metro area.
Imagine the overhead in just one city? You’d need mechanics, a team of engineers, detailing team, runners for gas (or pluggers for full electric cars) renting the building to overhaul cars. It would house a car washing machine, a vehicle lift, and need smog venting and commercial fans and so forth. Then there’s the bills that come with maintaining that building. The overhead cost of paying all those people on a daily basis, imagine!
Then Uber would no longer be “rideshare” but a taxi firm. The insurance changes and you’re now a fully commercial taxi transportation firm. Permits, commercial insurance. Then would come the crazy taxes and vehicle replacement. By law, taxis must be regulated and sold as prior taxis and would be worthless in the resale market and they couldn’t even do that if it’s a self-driving car. Each car would have to be crushed every time it hits the mile mark for destruction. Each vehicle would be operating at a loss on a daily basis. Uber’s self driving cars will never be profitable.
Now extrapolate that for thousands of city’s across the globe? Goooooooooooooooooood luck! When you paint the big picture you see they’re clearly hitting the crack pipe.
Ask yourself. If you won a $3 billion lottery, would you open a self driving car company in a city? Your money would vaporize before your death.
What are you trying to do? Make sense?

This is a shell game meant to get investors excited. It’s not actually meant to work!

What’s the matter with you?
 

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