[Lab] AVIS exploring a new business model - servicing autonomous cars

Ryan Stec ryanstec at artengine.ca
Mon Jun 4 12:20:28 EDT 2018

Robin Chase, founder of ZipCar talked alot about the role transportation
companies will play, given the fleet infrastructure they already have. 

This is a great panel discussion with Robin Chase and Anthony Townsend
which has some great insight. 




Ryan Stec
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On 2018-06-04 10:47, Jason Cobill wrote:

> What's AVIS going to do when autonomous cars and ridesharing put the nail in the coffin on the car rental industry? 
> They have all the experience and facilities to service huge fleets of cars - cleaning, fuelling, and repairing their own huge fleet of vehicles, plus they have parking lots and vehicle charging stations at airports and in urban cores. 
> ... so they're exploring becoming a service provider for autonomous vehicles. After a hard morning of dropping office-workers off, your UBER will drive out to the airport to wait it's turn in line to be shampooed and fuelled up and ready for the next customer. 
> https://www.wired.com/story/avis-ohad-zeira-self-driving-future/ 
> This is super brilliant. 
> How long until every step of the servicing is automated? Robot fuel attendants, robot carpet cleaners. Little robot that drives along with a rag and cleans your rims. :) 
> -Jason 
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