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Old 01-09-2021, 03:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Why isn't someone driving my car I left at the airport while I'm driving someone's car at my destination?
Once autonomous vehicles are here [you/one/they] can ride in a prison with a prison in [your/ones/their] pocket.

Will Tesla sell you a ride-share vehicle, or will they field them all as robo-taxis?

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Old 01-09-2021, 04:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Will Tesla sell you a ride-share vehicle, or will they field them all as robo-taxis?
I guess personal ownership of an autonomous ride-share vehicle will be lower than business ownership of them, yet some people would still consider it quite convenient to own a car for any specific reason. Just look at aircraft ownership, as it might be the closest to the business model of autonomous cars in a long term.


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That's nice, too bad the camping culture is not so well developed in Brazil. This and safety concerns would make me prefer a Kombi, as its footprint is not so much greater than a Beetle's.
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Canoo have an interesting business model: subscription.

It slots in between renting and leasing.
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I look forward to the day we can replace our AWD subaru impreza AND toyota tundra with a Tesla Y like vehicle.
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I used to ride with a few 2 Xs strapped to the top tube, but if I had to carry a 4 X 8 sheet, I would clamp a board to the handlebars to support it and let me walk and steer from the side, and put most of the weight on the seat.
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I have also filled it with scrap metal roofing, rough lumber, and a full camper for one. On top, I've had a 19' kayak.
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Back of my i3.

But I decided 3 years ago that everything a truck can do for me, a decent trailer or my rarely used SUV can do better.
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Old 01-20-2021, 04:21 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Back of my i3.

But I decided 3 years ago that everything a truck can do for me, a decent trailer or my rarely used SUV can do better.
A half ton truck can haul 1,000lbs. A full ton truck can haul 2,000lbs. Most car hitches are rated between 2,000-3,000lbs. Of course the weight of the trailer takes up some of that. But still, my little 1,200lb GVWR flat bed trailer can haul as much as a Ford F-150 but with a nice 4x8 surface that's much closer to the ground and so much easier to access.

Pickups make sense when you need to tow a trailer that's in excess of 2,000-3,000lbs.

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