A new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group shows that Americans continue to drive less, especially young Americans. There has been a driving boom in America since 1964 wherein the amount of miles driven has increased every year. But after the 2004 peak the number of miles driven has been decreasing and vehicle ownership has also been decreasing since its 2006 peak. In addition to America’s becoming more urban and the option of public transport and companies like Zipcar in these urban centers, young Americans are also less concerned with cars than their parents. Many Gen Yers are more concerned with owning a cell phone than a car and less 15% of Gen Y would classify themselves as car enthusiasts, whereas about 30% of baby boomers would. Young people would rather be on their smartphones while in a car than driving. Perhaps the long American love affair with the automobile is finally burning out.