Automated Driving Could Change the Nature of Vehicle Ownership

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4Q 2011 | IN-1009810


What Was Future Technology Is Being Tested Now


Much has been said about the inexorable march of progress towards cars that can drive themselves. Benefits include better average fuel economy, smoother journeys, fewer traffic jams, and a huge reduction in accidents, fatalities, and injuries. In addition to in-car sensors, developers of the latest ITS technology are now demonstrating vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications that hold promise for efficiency improvements at a city or road system level rather than simply improving how individual vehicles are driven. Not having to steer, brake, and change gear will be a relief for some people and a loss for others, but what other changes might the emergence of automated driving produce?

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