Uber’s Travis Kalanick predicts future where it cuts car use

“City by city, Uber is changing the transportation status quo, offering a real alternative to a world that looks like a parking lot and moves like a traffic jam,” Kalanick said. “More innovations that make Uber cheaper than owning a car is what the next five years is all about,” he added, citing Uber Pool, in which passengers split a ride and the cost, as a good example. Uber Pool now accounts for almost half of all rides in San Francisco. Uber has experimented with using its network of drivers to deliver everything from hot meals to kittens. Kalanick made it clear that such deliveries are part of the company’s future. “In a world where technology can deliver the ride you need in five minutes, imagine all the other goods and services you can get delivered safely with the touch of a button,” he said.