By Sachin Shenolikar
There is no speed limit to the pace of change in ride sharing and ride sourcing. Companies such as Uber and Lyft made this activity a national phenomenon, but smaller businesses are also transforming the ecosystem with new ideas for getting around cities. To make matters even more complicated, grassroots movements such as casual carpooling now allow commuters to take even greater control of their trips.
Can safety regulations and laws keep up? This is a major challenge in the years ahead. Real Business spoke with Susan Shaheen of the University of California-Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center about what to expect in the near future.
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