Are we over cars? Not so fast

The Washington Auto Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is one of the top auto shows in the United States.
The Washington Auto Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is one of the top auto shows in the United States. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Owning a vehicle seems outdated in an era of ride-hailing services. Still, there are car lovers around

WASHINGTON • The first thing you see when you enter the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for this year's auto show is a four-door Dodge Ram truck as black and shiny as a pool of Texas crude.

Lined up beyond that is a cheerful-looking driverless bus called an Ollie. And then you come to a SureFly, which bills itself as the "first American made personal electric helicopter".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2019, with the headline 'Are we over cars? Not so fast'. Print Edition | Subscribe