Transport is about to get very interesting. Google’s Self-Driving Car Project could destroy taxis, Uber and Lyft because it knows everything about you Google's self drive cars have been on the road now for several years and the technology is nearly market ready. BMW, Daimler, Toyota etc. all have their own models under testing. The most dangerous part of any car is of course the driver, and removing human control will not remove the possibility of some death or injury, but will certainly make our streets much safer. Most new cars already adopt some aspects of autonomous cars, and with Google going into production on what look like 'pods' with restricted speed, lightweight, with no steering wheel or control pedals, which can be designed to see your Google diary, we are starting to see how this will change our transport system. Google is in fact one of the main investors in Uber, so I predict autonomous cars to begin to be introduced as taxis within 5 years. It will quickly be adopted by car clubs (Zipcar etc.), and perhaps within 15 years will replace most new private cars. What does anyone else think?