A recent report suggests Uber passengers are only paying for 41 percent of the cost of their ride. To me, that means automated cars may be a necessity if there is to be profit. That, or subsidies- a thought that brought a chill to my spine. If you are aware, in the middle of the last century auto companies convinced transit agencies to replace streetcars with buses. Could the same thing happen with cars? Could an Uber-type service be presented as a more complete solution to transit woes?