Yes I agree with your point about city transit being much better. But that is 100 years in the future, long after anyone here will see it. Maybe in a large center, but my city has a hard time keeping a fleet of 10 year old buses on the road. The budget for transit just isn't there, and buses don't get in accidents. So none of this will happen for us in the foreseeable future. I thought we were talking about the more near term. If automated cars are ready in the next 10 years it's going to be a company like Uber or Hertz initially being efficient and cheap and they will be better than traditional taxis and push them out. But once the taxis are gone, there won't be as much motive to clean the vehicles and they will start to age and become more expensive, and mostly greed will set in and prices will go up well beyond a person using it as a service to get back and forth to work every day.