Auto Bargain-hunting robocars could spell the end for downtown parking – cities need to plan ahead now Updated : August 26, 2019 01:53 PM IST Ride-hailing companies such as Lyft and Uber plan to operate some AVs, but others could become private robotaxis that drop owners off wherever they like and pick them up later. Researchers at UCLA estimated that about 5 percent to 8 percent of urban land is devoted to curb parking. While robotaxis are not here yet, preparing now for changes in downtown parking and infrastructure could help cities respond when privately owned AVs start to hit the streets. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.