Developing Policy for Urban Autonomous Vehicles: Impact on Congestion

Developing Policy for Urban Autonomous Vehicles: Impact on Congestion

This article intends to inform policymakers of the potential effects of autonomous vehicles on road traffic congestion.

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"Shared use driverless vehicles could reduce the cost of taxis and a wider range of public transport vehicles could be economic."

"Autonomous vehicles could provide mobility services at lower cost and wider scope, such that private car use in urban areas could decline and congestion reduce."

Autonomous vehicles seeks to mitigate the detriments associated with conventional vehicles, in particular air pollution, crash deaths and injuries, and delays due to road traffic congestion.

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