+++++++++++++++ Legal Issues +++++++++++++ This is a tremendously disruptive application. Especially after horrendous gas prices, too many single occupancy vehicles on the road, as well as a souring economy, will all cause communities to look for radical solutions. Initial resistance will turn to widespread acceptance, especially if adopted globally first. Since this may conflict with public transit systems, this may be shunned by governments, or forced into underground economy. No government entity would not want to support this (yet) because of both liability issues and that it competes with and draws revenue from public transportation... but if the need is great, this may not always be the case. This could be offered by and administered by metropolitan transit agencies. This could be offered by a large entity like Google, who would leverage travel and id info with targeted advertising Privacy issues: Since this requires considerable ID verification and trust, there will be privacy concerns. State or Federal sponsorship might bless and help vector ID usage. Since liability issues are so great, ID verification should be optimal.. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Monetization Schemes \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Freakonomics analysis. Drivers accepting donations
Legal Issues, Monetization and Rude cases
Bid and Ask negotiations on the app... drivers offering $ prices, passengers offering $
Municipalities offering incentives to both passengers and Drivers
Companies offering same
State & Federal tax incentives.
////////////////// ISSUES /////////////////////////////////////////////// ++ US States will not share drivers license data with private companies.
Need to authenticate subscribers.
Then the states can run that part of the database,,, or we can just wait until transportation falls apart after fuel prices rise.
Confident that states will seek radical solutions.
++ Other nations maybe forthcoming. Britain, France, India, Brazil, China ++ Hacking and piracy... Spoofing? ++ Is the complexity too great? Could this be used by small govts.Page assembled Feb 2008 by Richard Paulid14u2c (at) Speakeasy.org
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