Services will make the next winner

TO THE EDITOR:

Jason Stein’s column (“Everybody’s going in the same direction — nowhere fast,” Jan. 15) is spot on if you live in the real world. The industry will change; it’s just a matter of time. This is where the gambling begins, right? When will the change take place? Same situation as any stock bet.

What determines the winner will be services. A consumer will pay for value, so manufacturers are racing to deliver the new value stream. No more best-performing quarter miles or lap times. The future is consumer services for transportation needs. It started with Uber, and the transportation container will dictate the final winner.

CRAIG KARGOL, Spartanburg, S.C.