02 Jul '18, 6pm

How autonomous vehicles will compound electric-car benefits

Navya autonomous bus in Sion, Switzerland Enlarge Photo A lot of ink has been spilled over self-driving cars lately—whether they'll work, how they work, and the potential for accidents. What hasn't been discussed as much is how autonomous vehicles could help the environment. Self-driving vehicles go hand-in-hand with electrification, said Raphael Gindrat, the founder and CEO of Bestmile, a company working to develop software to manage fleets of driverless vehicles. CHECK OUT: Autonomous swarming electric pods: halfway between train and car? Fleets of cars make transportation much more efficient, because the cars can be used round-the-clock. When they take passengers one way, they can bring other passengers back without returning empty to a base in between, he said. Keeping cars moving, as in fleets, also helps the environment by reducing the need for asphalt and concrete t...

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