Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: It’s Not About Self-driving Cars, It’s About More People in Fewer Vehicles

Newswise imageIt now appears that pooled-ride services like car-pooling, public transit, and ride-splitting are much more important than self-driving cars and automation for sustainability and reducing traffic congestion. The idea is simple: put more people in fewer vehicles. Even modest levels of ride-pooling can result in significant energy savings. Increasing vehicle occupancy, especially during peak times, also can significantly reduce traffic congestion. These systems don't require self-driving vehicles but simply centralized fleet coordination, which is achievable with today's technologies.