The wheels of change

  A possible vision of the future of urban transportation pulled up outside a bar in the Mission District of San Francisco one evening last week. I summonsed it in less than a minute, using an app on my smartphone. By the time I had got up from my stool and walked outside, my ride was there. The vehicle in question was an Uber X, Uber’s lowest cost option, which controversially makes use of private drivers for public transportation. This particular car was a Toyota Prius, and it whisked m

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