How driverless cars can reduce pollution
The Hill highlights Marc Scribner's report on state laws that would restrict platooning technology for automated vehicles.
Autonomous vehicles also have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving congestion. Driverless cars will have the ability to deploy “platooning” technology, which allows automated vehicles to travel close together at high speeds in order to mitigate traffic.
But the promise of pollution reduction in the self-driving car era is not guaranteed, industry experts say.
For one thing, there could be numerous regulatory roadblocks. The Competitive Enterprise Institute recently published a report examining every state-level “following too closely” driving law, which would restrict platooning.
Read the full article at The Hill.