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Autonomous cars will increase urban road congestion

Glowing stories that say otherwise have focused on highways and far future scenarios

Congestion is a serious issue in developed countries, but autonomous cars are likely to be as much a part of the problem as part of the solution. Consider these US numbers from a study published in late 2015:

The top 30 bottlenecks are each responsible for more than one million hours of lost time annually. Drivers stuck on these roads experience total delays of about 91 million…

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distnc is the house journal of distnc technologies inc, a firm developing sophisticated 3d, agent-based simulation solutions that work from industry standard CAD outputs to optimize construction and use of buildings.

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Michael Barnard

Michael Barnard

Advisor Agora & ELECTRON. Founder distnc & TFIE. Publish on low-carbon transformation and related politics.

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