On the one hand, Uber has created thousands of jobs, which sounds great, but is this economically robbing Peter to pay Paul? Many predict that the proliferation of shared transportation and the next generation of driverless cars will have a dramatic impact on automotive manufacturers. Some of the big guys (Ford and GM) have both devoted very impressive teams to developing markets that do not involve selling cars. So, that’s pretty obvious, but pull out your crystal ball and ask “who will be the winners and losers?” Here’s my unscientific, un-researched opinion
|Restaurants||The above mentioned OEMs unless they have a clever solution|
|Automotive Cleaning Products||DUI Schools (let’s hope)|
|The tech that makes it all work||Auto Financing|
|Consumers||Delivery Services i.e., UPS, FedEx, Couriers|
Will Uber and driverless cars turn the parking biz into roadkill?