21 Feb '15, 4pm

Autonomous Cars: Fewer Vehicles, More Miles

Schoettle and Sivak looked at how and when cars are used in multi-vehicle households and "on an average day, nearly 84 percent of households had no trips that overlapped or conflicted." What this usage pattern suggests is that a self-driving automobile could, in most instances, provide transportation services for more than just one family member. In effect, the researchers envision, the autonomous car delivers one family member to, say, their workplace, and then returns home to be available for use by other family members. The car is then dispatched, again autonomously, back to the workplace to pickup the breadwinner.

Full article: http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?rssid=34871

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