Ride-Hailing Services & Self-Driving Cars will Boost Alcoholic Beverage Market

Autonomous vehicles would bring a boost of nearly $98 billion to the alcohol industry. Drivers could consume even more than one extra drink per week if they reside in cities where shared mobility self-driving cars on the roads, or hailing self-driving ride-sharing services , because they wouldn’t have to drive home.

Autonomous cars are the next big thing in the automotive industry and why not, a car driving itself has always been a dream, which is why you have IT giants and car manufacturers putting in money to come up with technologies which will prove to better our lives.

Now, autonomous cars will come in handy for a variety of people – those with disabilities, the ones who can’t drive or hate driving and probably those who fancy a pint every now and then. A group of researchers from Morgan Stanley believe that autonomous vehicles would bring a boost of nearly $98 billion to the alcohol industry once they hit the showrooms. The reason is similar to what we’ve mentioned earlier. Adam Jonas and his team say that the self-driving vehicles would enable people who would say no to drinks to approve at least one alcoholic beverage, because they wouldn’t have to drive home.

Business Insider notes that the researchers from Morgan Stanley believe that drivers could consume even more than one extra drink per week if they reside in cities where shared mobility is accessible. The circumstances would imply more self-driving cars on the roads, as well as the possibility of hailing self-driving ride-sharing services. According to Morgan Stanley researchers, autonomous vehicle technology will go through a significant leap beyond 2025, which will bring greater opportunities for the alcoholic beverage market.

Until then, the available mobility solution to those Friday nights drinkers, UberX Malaysia have launched a promo ‘Save on your night, splurge on your ride’ . UberX cut their prices for night time trips for one month, starting Friday, 5 August! This means your rides from 9pm – 5am just got a whole lot cheaper.

 

Full article at ThinkingHighways

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