The coming mobility services has many new names:
Shared mobility. Sustainable mobility. Ridesharing. Car sharing. MaaS - Mobility as a Service. Ride-hailing.
In order to enhance the public understanding in this area it is important that these names are used in the right way.
Ride-sharing is a transportation services where several passengers can share the same vehicle but not necessarily travel together or go on and off at the same places. It is a very efficient transportation system with large potential to reduce traffic and pollution if it is offered as a door-to-door service in electric minibuses. Autonomous technology will reduce the cost to a level that is very competitive to large buses and private cars.
Uber, Lyft, Didi, 99 etc. are often called ride-sharing but does not meet the above description, they are ride-hailing taxi businesses.
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