30 Nov '15, 2pm

via @greentechmedia

Only a few decades ago, cup holders, heated seats and airbags were the niftiest new automotive features. Today, cars are being equipped with features that could fundamentally change how people get around. Some experts call the convergence of autonomous, electric and shared technologies “mobility’s trifecta” -- a three-part solution for many of the world’s biggest transportation-related issues. Most passenger vehicles sit idle for 90 percent of their lives. When they are moving, these cars typically carry a single passenger, and the extra cars with empty seats add to traffic congestion. Congestion, in turn, leads to greater greenhouse gas pollution. While driving deaths have declined in recent years, the U.S. still sees more than 30,000 people killed in auto accidents every year. Most accidents stem from human error. The trifecta addresses these issues by reducing the numbe...

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