26 Feb '16, 3pm

Autonomous Cars Might Actually Increase Green House Gas Emissions

Reducing traffic congestion would help, although not as much as one might think. Unless you commute on the 405 in southern California, massive traffic jams are fairly rare on American roads. Eliminating all of them would only lower emissions by about 4%. “I would say the most overhyped benefit from energy standpoint is congestion mitigation,” says Don MacKenzie, an assistant professor at the University of Washington and one of the lead authors of the study. “Relieving congestion can do great things for people’s time, but it’s not doing much for energy or emissions.”

Full article: http://gas2.org/2016/02/26/autonomous-cars-might-actually...

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