Uber chose Philadelphia as production site to launch it’s new squadron of driver less cars. Uber finally found out that producing driver less cars are more profitable than bearing the cost of drivers. Some of these cars are made by Volvo with the technical collaboration of other companies.
The bottom line of the company’s goal is to make their process the most efficient on. Making driver less cars save lives, gallons of fuel above all a lot of scary claims about dangerous drivers.
According to Bloomberg: “Trips will be free for the time being, rather than the standard local rate of $1.05 per mile. In the long run, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says, prices will fall so low that the per-mile cost of travel, even for long trips in rural areas, will be cheaper in a driver less Uber than in a private car.”
Unique selling proportion of Uber is no more cost saving but to eliminate occasional (even rare), toxic social implications of having a person behind the wheel.
The Uber drivers community unfortunately has the same problems that the rest of the world has and are facing like racism, sexism, abusive and violent individuals who walks around with an aim of harming others.
This does not mean that the network is totally unsafe, they do transport plenty of people—women and children included—safely to their destinations all the time, and many such drivers are hard working people trying to earn money. But these instances of drivers taking liberties and committing crimes all hit the headlines with the company name attached. It might be the other way too, at times passengers might be the one who mess up with these Uber drivers.
The difference is that, with a driver less car many of the problems like drunken driving, violent road rage, damaging property and lives are over.