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Autonomous vehicles will increase traffic congestion before dramatically reducing it, simulation study suggests

03 December 2018

 

A real-world simulation analysis that demonstrates that switching to totally autonomous vehicles significantly reduces urban congestion by a factor of 10, but that mixing human and robot drivers together will increase traffic jams by over 16%.

The micro-simulation was based on a major intersection in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, notorious for its evening traffic jams. 

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