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Robot cars will make up most of Lyft’s rides in five years

John Ribeiro | Sept. 20, 2016
Private car ownership will very nearly end in major U.S. cities by 2025, says Lyft’s president.

Drivers may not have to worry about their jobs, even as autonomous cars improve and start driving themselves.

In the first five or more years following the introduction of autonomous vehicles, the need for human drivers will actually increase, not decrease, wrote Zimmer. “As more people trade their keys for Lyft, the overall market will grow dramatically. When autonomous cars can only solve a portion of those trips, more Lyft drivers will be needed to provide service to the growing market of former car owners,” according to Zimmer.


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