From Daimler to Didi

The Daimler internal combustion engine first made its appearance in a 1902 race for horseless vehicles in Paris and looked like this.

It won. It also went on to change the world.

But, it’s time has come. I predict that we’ll see roads dominated by electric vehicles in a decade. And, we’re likely to see roads dominated by global autonomous car fleets owned by leading ride sharing companies after that. Of course, we’re all going to be touched by all this change in ways we can hardly imagine. How we own and drive cars has shaped how we live and how our cities have been built.

That’s the topic of my bi-weekly essay on the car revolution. More on Medium or LinkedIn.