In just the first half of 2016, several manufacturers have negotiated that turn by partnering with a transportation company that s already operating in this brave new transportation world, or by creating their own in-house mobility service, as BMW and Daimler did.
As the transportation landscape changes in the next several years, these partnerships will likely become a web of options, including biking and walking, that are accessed by apps to coordinate local travel.
But for now, here are the biggest collaborations on the streets:
BMW ReachNow: The German automaker began ReachNow as a pilot program in the San Francisco area under its DriveNow brand.
In late 2015, the team wound down operations in California and moved to Seattle, where it restarted as ReachNow in April 2016.
BMW has also invested in Scoop, a carpooling company based in California.