According to an article in the German magazine Capital 26th of February 2018 there is a struggle taking place over who has the right to define what “local transport” means and what local transport should look like in the future.  This is a struggle that is taking place between Deutsche Bahn, local public transport authorities and the car producers. Ridesharing and carsharing, for instance, are now of interest to transport companies who are involved in providing these and other local public transport services.