publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Sustainability of Self-Driving Mobility: An Analysis of Carbon Emissions Between Autonomous Vehicles and Conventional Modes of Transportation

Mccarthy, John Francis;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Harvard University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The primary contribution of this paper is to identify the potential variables through which vehicle automation may affect carbon emissions in the transportation sector, and compare modal shifts between conventional vehicles, public transportation, and pilot autonomous vehicles (AVs). AV programs that are rapidly emerging in cities, states, and nations across the globe mark the early stages of the next transportation revolution akin to the steam engine and assembly line. By safely allowing humans to take their hands off the steering wheel, autonomous technology could potential prevent 90% of car collisions every year, save hundreds of billions of dollars, and red...
Subjects
free text keywords: Transportation, Environmental Sciences, Urban and Regional Planning
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