Uber Wants to Make It Illegal to Operate Your Own Self-Driving Car in Cities

Gavin Ward
Gavin Ward

Uber Wants to Make It Illegal to Operate Your Own Self-Driving Car in Cities

Beleaguered ridesourcing giant Uber has been criticized for a wide variety of sins, both real and imagined. But their biggest sin yet may be what they apparently want to do to the public in the future: force everybody to use Uber’s service by outlawing private automobiles. (I warned this might happen back in 2014.)

Uber has signed onto a document called “Shared Mobility Principles for Sustainable Cities,” which was prepared by short-term car rental company ZipCar and a who’s who of left-wing green pressure groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Smart Growth America’s Transportation for America advocacy project, and the World Resources Institute, to name a few.

Most of the principles are fact-free platitudes about “livability,” “zero emissions,” and “sustainability,” which is typical politician-speak for increasing mass transit subsidies and painting bike lanes on city streets while neglecting maintenance. So, they basically call for upholding the status quo in urban transportation politics. And to this motley progressive coalition’s credit, the principles document does endorse user fees, with road pricing being the only known way to effectively mitigate traffic congestion.

But where it really goes off the rails is with its final principle:

10. WE SUPPORT THAT AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES (AVS) IN DENSE URBAN AREAS SHOULD BE OPERATED ONLY IN SHARED FLEETS.

Due to the transformational potential of autonomous vehicle technology, it is critical that all AVs are part of shared fleets, well-regulated, and zero emission. Shared fleets can provide more affordable access to all, maximize public safety and emissions benefits, ensure that maintenance and software upgrades are managed by professionals, and actualize the promise of reductions in vehicles, parking, and congestion, in line with broader policy trends to reduce the use of personal cars in dense urban areas.

Uber, Lyft, ZipCar and others propose outlawing personally owned self-driving cars in central cities, leaving the entire urban core market for automated road vehicles in the hands of corporate fleet owners, as Uber, Lyft, and ZipCar all imagine they will be in the coming years. Uber sees the competition of the future—and it’s you.

Fortunately, to stop Uber, Lyft, and ZipCar’s shameless, greenwashed crony capitalism, we already have a simple solution: state preemption of local policies on self-driving cars. Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas have already preempted municipal and county governments from enacting ordinances prohibiting self-driving cars.

As many of the transportation departments in major U.S. cities are defined by their incompetence and corruption, state legislators should move quickly to stop this rent-seeking before it takes root in their communities.

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Ian Morgan
Ian Morgan

So what, if a private citizen driving their private autonomous car drives into a city with such legislation, then theyre suddenly committing a crime? Insane. you truly dont own nothing goyim.

Jayden Hughes
Jayden Hughes

kike free 1st post

Elijah Rogers
Elijah Rogers

Too late, waste of a get.

Asher Howard
Asher Howard

they want to eventually require you to ask permission to travel like currently in China & NK,and in the past I believe communist russia..

Aiden Edwards
Aiden Edwards

fucking capcha, i'll go kill myself

Brayden Anderson
Brayden Anderson

FUCKING jewber

Brayden Sanders
Brayden Sanders

giant profitless corporation propped up by (((venture capital))) tries to con government into killing off their competition.
This scam is not new.

Ethan Sanchez
Ethan Sanchez

owning a self driving car at all
I hope you guys are ready to maintain your own non-self driving vehicle until the day you die. It should be one of the most precious possessions you hand down to your children.

Parker Flores
Parker Flores

the cities turn into even more of a hellhole
It's hilarious how (((they))) punish their most loyal slaves the most.

Leo Adams
Leo Adams

self driving car
that's not what it means at all
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES means a car that is operated by a goy, with no direct control on its use by a kike corporation

Charles Hughes
Charles Hughes

I actually like the sound of this. But for me the deal has to include neighborhood toll roads and robber barons like in Robin Hood. See you in the FUTURE peasants!

Hudson Peterson
Hudson Peterson

Apart from the blatant crony capitalism at play here, this would create a monopoly of transport, if at least only in the inner-city (for now goy). This kind of monopoly could easily be abused, from hiking prices, to denying wrong thinkers access to transport, along the same lines of an ISP denying access to perfectly legal sites based on their own motives.
This is them shouting "You don't own nothing goyim". I can't see this not eventually leading to them trying to say we need to ban all non-corporate fleet cars (apart from special cases), allowing them to control and track peoples movement, under the pretense that you don't need to drive yourself anymore, and it will make you safer. This is exactly what they say with guns, "You don't need them because the police will save you, and only the government having them will make us all safer."
This is just another step in the plan to make you totally dependent on the government. archive.is/XDGzE This is basically what they plan for you, to own nothing, so they can control you completely, to make you a SLAVE in every facet of the word.

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE GUNS, AND I DID NOTHING BECAUSE I DIDN'T USE THEM
THEN THEY CAME FOR THE CARS, AND I DID NOTHING BECAUSE I DIDN'T USE THEM
SOON THEY CAME FOR MY HOME, AND I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING BECAUSE I HAD NO WAY TO FIGHT
NOW ITS 2030, I OWN NOTHING, HAVE NO PRIVACY, AND LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER

Juan Roberts
Juan Roberts

GAS THE KIKES RACEWAR NOW

Logan Reed
Logan Reed

llinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas have already preempted municipal and county governments from enacting ordinances prohibiting self-driving cars.
Illinois
Proof that self driving cars are meant to dumb down the goyim, all of the other states are just being "muh freedoms" but Illinois would never protect a liberty that isn't dictated by the jew.

Aiden Perez
Aiden Perez

I can see why you would be confused, non-white, but what they mean is cars that are only driven by you. What they want is for Uber drivers to drive cars from an Uber owned fleet, rather than their own 1995 Ford Fiesta.

Nathaniel Fisher
Nathaniel Fisher

They know that when every Tom, Dick, and Harry has their own self-driving car, they can have it out earning money for them all day while they stay at home playing vidya or are at work. Either way, entrepreneurial ppl by the thousands will be cutting into their turf and souring the milk of their cash cow.
OY VEY!

Uber is proving they are literally no different than the mob-run city cab services.

Zachary Morris
Zachary Morris

In France there is an expression: "Uberisation de la société" (uberisation of society).

Little did anyone know that Uber and similar companies would go so far as trying to outlaw normal cars and car drivers. This is outrageous.

William Evans
William Evans

I've said it for years and I'll say it again. (((They))) have a gigantic hate boner for cars, because more than any other vehicle, it provides freedom of movement.

Trains and buses
Fixed routes, fixed times, fixed stops
Bicycles
Almost freedom of movement, limited speed, limited distance
Pedestrian
Freedom of movement, even more limited in speed and distance
Car/motorcycle
Limited only by roads of which there are many, can go anywhere, any time, at high speeds along any route you choose

This is why they pull the GPS bullshit, the roadside camera bullshit, increase the price of driving through "environmental" legislation, discourage the use by postponing infrastructure repairs and upgrades, etc., etc.
To keep the plebs put or on their designated tracks.

Brody Johnson
Brody Johnson

The end game was always removing car ownership from the general populace. They do it either by making it outright illegal or make the license to own a car too expensive for anyone but tax subsidized corporations.

Jackson Robinson
Jackson Robinson

This. There are a lot of freedoms that come from owning and driving your own vehicle.

Caleb Anderson
Caleb Anderson

We truly need an anti-kikery amendment to the constitution.

Zachary Barnes
Zachary Barnes

Who do you think is behind the new push to make .05 the limit for DUI?
fox13now.com/2018/01/18/new-report-recommends-lowering-legal-limit-for-dui-from-08-to-05/

John Lee
John Lee

With self driving vehicles, where will the States, Counties, Cities, etc. get the Billions in Lost Revenue from, when Moving Violations are NOT being issued?

Ethan Wright
Ethan Wright

This is gonna suck.

Robert Martin
Robert Martin

driver operated cars are banned
stuck to good goy subscription fleet cars that require 15 forms of identification, can only go to walmart, mcdonalds, or work
those of us with any desire to be free are forced to become motorcycle outlaws
we /akira/ now?

Elijah Gonzalez
Elijah Gonzalez

TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Justin Ortiz
Justin Ortiz

KANEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Owen Roberts
Owen Roberts

Ok. And if someone dies in a car of theirs, will the CEO and all workers be sentenced to death?

Nathan Davis
Nathan Davis

checked

Isaiah Jones
Isaiah Jones

Not necessarily a bad thing. They prepare for the savage new majority that will need to have automated cars. It's a good thing to have this system in pozzed city like LA or NY.

Cooper Murphy
Cooper Murphy

I don’t want to sound anti Semitic, but is Uber owned by rat faced scheming kikes?

Brody Rodriguez
Brody Rodriguez

and in the past I believe communist russia
This is for current Russia too. To buy intercity public transportation ticket you need ID (passport) in Russia. Capitalist personal vehicle is only transportation that freed Russians from government control. Though state retakes positions backs thanks based Putin. Since 2017 all cars in Russia required to have GPS trackers controlled by government, it is clearly that in some point of the future these trackers would be used to (((regulate))) where Russians can go.

Adrian Campbell
Adrian Campbell

tfw it's .02 in my yurocuck cuntry

Leo Torres
Leo Torres

Also don't forget EVs have an artificially low travel distance (about the same as a big truck), and refuse to use gas-price-competitive disposable aluminum air batteries.

Noah Turner
Noah Turner

get out weebtrash

Caleb Sullivan
Caleb Sullivan

You either die a libertarian or live long enough to see yourself become a statist.

Ryan Price
Ryan Price

What retard decided to outline why that picture is funny? Were they trying to explain it to niggers?

Colton Bell
Colton Bell

This is a forgone conclusion that only a monumental shift in the ideological outlook of the masses can prevent happening. Environmental considerations and public safety (cars of peace) offer more than enough justification for Governments to implement the forced adoption of automated vehicles without public consultation.

Constant surveillance is an effective method of control only to an extent; its chilling effect is sufficient to keep most people compliant most of the time. This is the elimination of privacy coupled with harsh scrutintisation for non-compliance (think of a world where your smart home narks on you, we are basically already in it). But people are unpredictable and those who pull the strings know that not everyone will remain placated. Therefore it is essential to remove as much opportunity from ones citizens as possible. Transportation has often been equated with freedom and thusly it has to be eliminated. And so it will be.

Ask yourself, should an uprising or demonstration occur would your automated vehicle take you to the scene? If an event is taking place (say a lecture) that your vast data profile has highlighted as being potentially problematic to your compliance score will you be able to instruct a Johnny cab to take you to it?

Punishing wrong thought only goes so far. People are stubborn; especially when their own Government is abusing them, restricting movement is essential and will be achieved.

Note there will be exemptions, not for you but the elite will still be able to drive their vintage sports cars all they like. I imagine mohomo'd the pedo goatfucker will be able to drive his halal meat delivery truck into your wife and children as well.

Kayden Hall
Kayden Hall

kinda. It was the first kike free post

Liam Price
Liam Price

This is why you should keep a motorbike on hand

Evan Evans
Evan Evans

What a big (((coincidence))).

Hunter Brooks
Hunter Brooks

tfw my shithole country created our own alternatives because jewber is just too unprofitable

Camden Morgan
Camden Morgan

Al-O2 batteries
can't recharge
have to replace
replace each time you take a trip
(((recurring expenses)))

Andrew Reed
Andrew Reed

Here's the thing. Classic motorcycles were designed to run on leaded fuel with zero ethanol. Running modern fuel in these bikes destroys them, that's why I have to go to the local airport and buy 100LL, which they're trying to phase out as it is.

Even with modern engine design, the ethanol content of commercial gas is at the limit of what small engines will tolerate, and they want to increase it even more.

They won't have to ban motorcyles. They won't even have to institute a 'soft ban' in the form of prohibitively expensive insurance. They just have to get rid of your fuel, because you can't brew gasoline in a steel drum in the backyard like you can with diesel.

Elijah Scott
Elijah Scott

Why don't you get the fuck out newfag?

Grayson Butler
Grayson Butler

If it came to a situation where self-driving vehicles are much more reliable, efficient, and more importantly, safe, then it makes complete sense. A person driving his own car is a tick time bomb waiting to happen.

You are not allowed to drive an helicopter without the right documents, why should you be allowed to drive a car?

Ayden Brooks
Ayden Brooks

can be recycled/reprocessed
don't use a expensive, limited resource
don't turn your car into a huge pile of hazardous waste in an accident

Lucas Smith
Lucas Smith

If it came to a situation where self-driving vehicles are much more reliable, efficient, and more importantly, safe, then it makes complete sense.
Don't forget to right this in laws if people will try to object. Like EULA saying "if self-driving vehicle crashes it is never vehicle or manufacturer fault but always victims fault"

Ethan Flores
Ethan Flores

invent feminism, neuter second amendment, flood cities with unruly subhumans, destroy families as a concept, send all the jobs to china and a thousand other evils I can't be bothered to list
meh
ruin vidya gaems
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Did these dense fucks learn nothing from the past two years? You fuck with a white man's hobbies, he is going to kill you.

Evan Campbell
Evan Campbell

reciting that shitty Jewish prose
Fuck off, cunt

Carson Lopez
Carson Lopez

Big shit. Not a damn person I know trusts those services. Get back to /tv/ before I wake up.