for Sharing Economy
Smartphones interact with the other pillars of the sharing economy—excess capacity and urbanism—to facilitate the use of ride-sharing and other services in cities.
With the “last-mile” problem having vexed urban dwellers for decades, venture capitalists are seizing the opportunity to fund projects that could fill in gaps that public transit cannot meet.
Proximity and density are the key variables for the sharing economy, by lowering costs and raising volumes enough to make services both affordable (for riders) and profitable (for drivers).
The sharing economy is built on three pillars: Excess resource capacity; mobile internet; and urbanism.
A new startup is hoping that its system of on-demand gasoline delivery will ultimately make the process of obtaining fuel more convenient and efficient.