Shared self-driving cars could slash demand for US sedans: study

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ride services using self-driving vehicles could slash by more than half demand for owner-driven sedans in the United States by 2030, according to a study released Monday by consulting firm KPMG that used cellphone data to map commuter travel in three large U.S. cities.

The KPMG researchers forecast that ride services using self-driving vehicles will launch first in densely populated urban and suburban areas it calls “island markets.” Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving car unit and General Motors Co have said recently they intend to launch pilot autonomous ride sharing services in limited urban or suburban areas.

Cars that earned ‘Best Buy’ awards from 2018 Kelley Blue Book:

Small car: Honda Civic

(REUTERS/Toru Hanai)

Mid-size car: Honda Accord (So, the Accord earned the Mid-Size Car Best Buy award in

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