Given the rate at which population is growing in the world, many people have started making sensible decisions about their means of transportation and how they plan to go from one place to another. While most do not pay much attention to the commuting methods they use, there are a fraction of the population which is thankful to Uber and car sharing services that save them the trouble of driving.
Self- Driven Cars: Safe and Environment-Friendly
Even though there are some people who would like to give up on the hassle of driving a car, not at the cost of safety. Moreover, the generation today is looking for options that are safe for the environment as well. Most of the time, the design of the car trumps safety features, but with the advent of the self-driving cars, this opinion might change as they are not only safe but environment-friendly.
Car Sharing is Gaining Popularity
Car sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are steadily gaining popularity amongst the masses. It is estimated that the people who use these services, 25% fall in the upper-income bracket but the trend is picking up amongst the masses. People are already in the habit of sharing rides with their family members and friends, so car sharing just takes it one step further. This trend shows that, although slowly, car ownership is taking a downward shift.
However, the future of urban commuting is not easy to predict. It depends on many factors and situations, each one of them guaranteed by human behavior, choices, and sentiments. In such circumstances, it will be difficult to measure accurately how the Millennials will feel about ride sharing, self-driving cars in the future. It is a question only time can answer.
HERE Mapping Resources offers a step in the right direction by helping provide realistically accurate and validated data for mapping integration services for businesses that are looking for smarter commuting solutions. Learn more about how we can help make the urban commuting situation better and present viable mapping integration solutions for fixed and mobile assets. Given the current situation, one thing is quite evident that something needs to be done about the congested commuting problem which would look nothing less than gridlock in a few years from now.