This in not your father’s, grandfather’s or great-grandfather’s “OLD”-mobile.
In summary, my thoughts:
Elon Musk is changing how autos are powered, sold and made. It’s becoming more and more automated. Machines making machines, repaired by machines most likely soon enough.
Millennials are not buying. A mobile/cloud monthly identity bill can cost the same as a car.
More cars will be driving themselves, so we may need fewer of them.
(the Atlantic talks about the demand impact of automated cars)
(the Atlantic piece sources a Singapore study via Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Center.)
“Using actual transportation data, our analysis suggests a shared-vehicle mobility solution can meet the personal mobility needs of the entire population with a fleet whose size is approximately 1/3 of the total number of passenger vehicles currently in operation.”
Cars are less about “vroom vroom” internal combustion culture, and may become “batteries” for our homes, so our vanity outlets may be through other venues.