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Old 01-24-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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instead of driving a short distance and messing up city's

in every big city in the us have a big skyscraper with cars that you can drive to another city and drop it off or just take it back.

then have good public transportation.

they have big car vending machines in china and the us could use them for this.

have it driverless and have it drive to the nearess place

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Old 01-24-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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You could call the big place where you pick up the car Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, or National. What is the difference between this and any other car rental system? And what about those of us who live outside 'Big Cities' and need to go through, around or near them?
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:49 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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a skyscraper can have more cars and if it could drive by itself back that would be a lot better

maybe you didnt see the edit
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:56 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Norman Mailer and Jimmy Breslin campiagned on something similar: a ban on private cars in Manhattan to reduce noise and air pollution (though taxis and buses still allowed). Garages on the edge of the island for private cars with a monorail encircling the island to access the garages. Free bicycle share

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Old 01-24-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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Of course most have to drive to work and shopping. And an Economy car makes sense for that. For long road trips, rent something larger. Great if you hate to fly or like to take tons of luggage.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:08 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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cheaper then high speed rail going everywhere. no more car theft
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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Skycrapers are a horrible idea. Have you ever parked in a multi-story garage over 6 or 7 stories? You start going crazy from circling round and round, over and over..... It's gets annoying after 5 floors, and is generally impractical over 10. Elevators and lifts are both expensive and slow.

As mentioned before, there are plenty of car rental places in cities and people frequently do exactly what you're describing (try renting a car before Thanksgiving in any major city to find out just how popular it is). They have found that it's more efficient to keep the cars at the edge of the city and bring them downtown as demand dictates.

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Old 01-24-2015, 01:47 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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im not talking about a parking garage.

this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiEJPbxL2hI
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:15 PM
 
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Of course most have to drive to work and shopping. And an Economy car makes sense for that. For long road trips, rent something larger. Great if you hate to fly or like to take tons of luggage.
a car doesnt make sence for that, a enclosed motorcycle would be a lot better. theres one comming out soon thats cheap and made in the us
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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All this is is a car share service (Zipcar?) with a twist in that they are all electric. The 'vending machine' is just a marketing gimmick. They don't need a fancy system to deliver cars to the users. Since the cars are all identical they only need to give the customer the 'next available'' car. Any super high density storage facility with charging stations would work.

And I don't see these being used for intercity trips but for errands in the metro area (The one example in the video was a family trip to the mall)
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