Imagine life without cars

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The big benefit from new IT-mediated car services will come if they make it possible for lots of people.

There has been a lot of discussion lately about Uber, Lyft, and all that. The big benefit from new IT-mediated car services will come if they make it possible for lots of people, not just people in Manhattan,  to live without owning their own cars. And if you think about it, you can see how that might work.

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One-third of San Francisco’s registered cab drivers ditch taxis for Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar

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Lyft drivers sport “carstaches” on their vehicles while on duty.

San Francisco is where Uber and Lyft got their starts and resistance to these services seems futile. One third of taxi cab drivers in San Francisco have ditched their registered cabs and are now working for Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar, according to Fortune.

 

 

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