Avis won’t Survive the Robocar Revolt

Alex Davies, writing for Wired:

“Those old-fashioned companies know a few things about managing and maintaining fleets, skills Silicon Valley upstarts don’t have.”

He argues the likes of Avis and Hertz will survive the “Robocar Revolt” because of their ability to manage large fleets. What is there to manage when the entire fleet is electric and autonomous? Electric vehicles need far less maintenance. Avis signing a deal with Waymo and Hertz reportedly working with Apple on their vehicles- these are stop gaps, not long term business models. Goodbye old bureaucrats.