Traffic congestion: a trillion-dollar problem
With the number of cars on the road globally forecast to double from 1.1 billion to 2 billion in the next 15 years, traffic congestion continues to be a multi-trillion-dollar drain on the global economy. This whitepaper demonstrates how the introduction of autonomous cars will not in itself fix the problem of congestion. In fact, unless the industry takes action now, there are many reasons why autonomy would actually worsen traffic conditions in the immediate future.
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