Drivers may ditch cars for Uber-style hire service in climate change bid, says expert

Oct 02, 2019

Jonathan Smith, Senior Principal Consultant at engineering firm Expleo, claims children of tomorrow will never own a car, with future generations reliant on ride-hailing apps and rental software. He claims personal vehicle ownership has led to a surplus of cars on Britain’s road network and increased congestion. Smith has declared the technology for a system is readily available, referring to Uber’s pool service which picks up various fares from different locations. The expert explains how similar technology could be implemented across the national infrastructure with a sufficient investment boost.