“By creating a set of services that blend these use cases, it enables us to learn how people want to move in and around a city,” said Banfield. “It really gets us a lot closer to the consumer in terms of their mobility needs going forward.”

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But it isn’t just the idea of replacing traditional car buying with ride sharing for cost purposes, these services are actually helping with our current environmental issues. As it turns out, greenhouse gas emissions have actually been reduced in cities where these services are popular.