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Self-Owning Car

Forget buying an electric-powered Tesla, sharing a Zipcar or hiring an Uber – the most disruptive force in getting from A to B on four wheels could be cars that own themselves

Leo Kelion

Technology desk editor of BBC News. Previously World Business Report, News Channel, Newsnight and Reporting Scotland. All views are my own & not BBC's., BBC

With the emergence of self-driving vehicles, there is the possibility that those vehicles could actually own themselves rather than being owned by corporations. If full autonomy is achieved, and cars able to charge/fuel themselves, receive payments, and be covered by insurance policies, then a car could theoretically take care of itself.

Mike Hearn

Former senior software engineer and tech lead at Google (Maps/Earth, Gmail anti spam, signup abuse and login security). Now focused on Bitcoin development full time, Plan 99