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Shared autonomous vehicles may cut parking needs by 90% – study

Shared autonomous vehicles may cut parking needs by 90% – study

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ridesharing in self-driving cars may reduce the demand for parking in urban areas by up to 90 percent, according to a recent study led by Wenwen Zhang, “Exploring the Impact of Shared Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Parking Demand: An Agent-based Simulation Approach,” which investigates the potential impact of shared autonomous vehicles, or SAVs, on urban […]

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Self-braking cars reduce rear-end accidents by 38%

Self-braking cars reduce rear-end accidents by 38%

| May 21, 2015

Self-driving cars, long hailed for their safety benefits, are on the horizon consider the Cadillac, for one). But one new study claims that just a single driver-free feature could reduce accidents by a staggering 38%. Recent research from the European road safety research organization Euro NCAP concludes that self-braking cars (which automatically hit the brakes to […]

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Self-driving cars: What will 90% fewer accidents accidents do to insurers?

Self-driving cars: What will 90% fewer accidents accidents do to insurers?

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Human drivers are responsible for the vast majority of car accidents. A recent McKinsey study on self-driving cars is bad news for insurance, companies, it’s good news for just about everyone else. The research firm predicts that autonomous vehicles could eliminate around 90% of all automobile accidents in the U.S., saving thousands of lives and preventing up to $190 […]

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More comfortable car trips mean more congestion

More comfortable car trips mean more congestion

| February 3, 2015

Self-driving cars are coming. Drivers are already willing to forfeit the wheel, as we’ve previously blogged, and a self-driving Cadillac appears to be less than two years away. A new study investigates whether two key benefits that self-driving cars promise are likely, based on data from light rail transit and high-speed rail: less traffic, and freeing […]

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Study: Drivers in India, China receptive to self-driving cars

Study: Drivers in India, China receptive to self-driving cars

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A majority of drivers have great expectations — along with some safety concerns — for self-driving cars, reports a new University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute public opinion study. The study expanded on an earlier study targeting drivers in the U.S., Great Britain and Australia, adding 1,700 respondents throughout India, Japan and China. Researchers discovered […]

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