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Shared self-driving cars

Another shared mobility solution which driverless cars will enable is the shared autonomous vehicle fleet.  This business model will combine the use of self-driving vehicles with the principles of the sharing economy to establish a large reduction in the total number of cars and parking spaces in the city. Fleet members would not own a car but instead will have a subscription to transportation services. If they need transport, they would use a location-aware app to arrange for it.

An intelligent system would allocate the nearest available self-driving car to the user and pick up the user. If the demand for transportation is low, the cars would automatically park in parking spaces outside the city. This promises to free up parking spaces in the city for other drivers.

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