BESIDES SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY, WHAT ARE OTHER ADVANTAGES OF AUTOMATED VEHICLES?

Fuel savings:

These cars will speak to each other knowing well in advance when to slow down. They can be programmed to maintain a continuous engine speed and to avoid hard stops and “jack rabbit starts.” Self-driving cars can also be programmed to space out automatically, which reduces traffic congestion, wasting less gas.


Air pollution: 

Quite simply, less traffic congestion = less gas used = less pollution.


Improved mobility:

Automated vehicles could be very helpful for elderly and disabled individuals who face obstacles with traditional vehicles.


Land use:

If automated vehicles drop off passengers and head to their next stop, fewer parking lots and garages will be needed. Automated vehicles also could be programmed to use lanes more efficiently, which will require less land for road building. 


Reduced Stress:

Computers don’t get road rage or become distracted.

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