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Uber GM for Spain: Driverless Model Will Create Jobs

Despite the fatal crash in Arizona and growing fears that taxi drivers will lose their livelihood, Juan Galiardo says he is optimistic that the transition to driverless will “ultimately be beneficial.”
March 30, 2018, 11am PDT | PabloValerio | @pabl0valerio
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Asked about this and other Uber plans during a panel on “Business Models in the Sharing Economy” at IESE business school in Barcelona last week, Uber’s General Manager in Spain Juan Galiardo confirmed that the company will continue towards a future of autonomous cars, but said it will take years to make that transition:

“I am optimistic that, as has happened in other sectors that faced transitions, the migration, although painful, will ultimately be beneficial. And new jobs will be created maintaining those cars.”

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Published on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Cities of the Future
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