Valet parkers may lose their jobs if this German automaker's system takes off. Car owners can summon their cars with a click of the smartphone, and send them solo back to the garage with another click.
New Delhi adds 1,400 poorly regulated new cars to its roads every day, so it's no wonder that the city is choking on auto exhaust. Asian air pollution kills 2 million people every year. Tough emissions laws in the U.S. explain why we're breathing better, despite adding cars, population and miles traveled.
With this $500 million deal, all the major rental companies will host big-league car sharing operations. It makes sense, because sharing is growing rapidly. But hold the altruism — customers want convenience and customer service, not green points.