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Self-Driving Cars Make Traffic Worse

It doesn’t matter how efficient you make a car. It’s still a car

Via Urban Planning And Mobility

A self-driving car is still a car. That’s the problem. It doesn’t matter how efficient you make self-driving cars, it doesn’t matter how much AI you throw at it. In an urban setting, which 50% of the world is, private vehicles will never be as efficient as public transit. The billions of…




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