Autonomous Vehicles Are The Current Trend In Automobile Industry

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Self-driving vehicles will become a common transport on American roads. Lyft, an American transportation network company is one of the major players supporting autonomous cars, and its President, John Zimmer anticipates his company will witness big changes in the next five years.

By that time, Zimmer claims, customers hailing Lyft rides in major U.S. cities will be picked up in a fully autonomous vehicle. He makes this prediction in a detailed blog post titled as "The Third Transportation Revolution: Lyft's Vision for the Next Ten Years and Beyond."

Lyft has associated with General Motors to develop driverless cars, and the two companies have reportedly begun the testing of self-driving taxis on public roads.

Zimmer also details the trail subscription plans for Lyft's self-driving vehicles including a pay-as-you-go plan costing riders a few cents per mile.

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk had a similar view when he shared his "Master Plan, Part Deux." He believes, car sharing will become even more important in the future, and will help lower ownership costs of autonomous cars.

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 14:54 [IST]
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