Why are car makers like Volkswagen, Toyota & GM investing in Gett, Uber & Lyft?

Some experts in the automotive industry have claimed that self-driving cars are the future, but that’s not the only threat to manufacturers.

Ride-hailing services like Uber have rapidly risen in popularity across the world, by giving people swift and wallet-friendly journeys across town at the touch of a button.

I investigated how big names in the sector have started to take interest in these app based firms – and whether they spell good or bad news for car makers.

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