الجمعة، 6 يناير 2017
Driverless cars "to increase congestion" says government
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The study used software to map out the effects of driverless cars on the road network Driverless cars could initially lead to longer delays on the UK"s major roads, according to a government report.
The Department for Transport predicted a “decline in network performance” once one in four cars become driverless.
However, should driverless vehicles make up between 50% and 75% of cars, DfT researchers say they will reduce congestion.
The average time spent delayed on city roads at rush hour will fall by 12.4% when 25% of vehicles are driverless.
The DfT said early models of the vehicles acted more cautiously and the result could be a “potential decrease in effective capacity” on motorways and A roads.
But as more people adopted the technology and it became common place on the country"s road network, the study found that congestion could be cut by 40%.
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