Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Eldorado

Driverless cars would improve traffic flow

6 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Eldorado

"Driverless cars working together can improve traffic flow by 35%, a study using model vehicles has found.

"Cambridge University researchers programmed 16 miniature cars to drive on a two-lane track to see how they fared when one of them stopped.

"Traffic queues formed, but when the cars' communication system was turned on, they slowed down to allow each other to pass the stationary car."

Full report at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48326428

The Study: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/driverless-cars-working-together-can-speed-up-traffic-by-35-percent

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
and then

Yeah, I expect the machines will do a more efficient job of executing their programming,  I just wonder how WE'LL fit into the picture?  :P

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lightly

Sorta would take the fun out of driving.  Who could you flip off?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lightly
Posted (edited)
5 minutes ago, lightly said:

Sorta would take the fun out of driving.  Who could you flip off?

....actually, automated transportation sound like a good idea....maybe.   I always thought that MULTI passenger vehicles would be much more sensible for most transportation needs.

oops...hit quote instead of edit.☺️

Edited by lightly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
moonman
Posted (edited)

Well DUH. How is this not common sense? All it takes is one idiot on the highway to foul up everything behind them for miles.

Edited by moonman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
toast
4 hours ago, Eldorado said:

"Driverless cars working together can improve traffic flow by 35%, a study using model vehicles has found.

"Cambridge University researchers programmed 16 miniature cars to drive on a two-lane track to see how they fared when one of them stopped.

Thats the theory. But as seen every day on the streets, it just needs 1 or 2 idiots to kill the flow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.