DfT - Driverless vehicles report

DfT - Driverless vehicles report

Home / News | posted on 09 01 2017

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has released reports detailing research findings for the impact which emerging vehicle technologies will have on traffic flow and road capacity.

The research analysed the potential impacts of advanced driver assistance systems, automated and connected vehicle technologies on traffic flow and road capacity, by reviewing existing evidence and ongoing research and quantifying the impact of these advancements by modelling a range of scenarios. Delays and traffic flow were all shown to improve as the proportion of automated vehicles increased above specific levels. Transport Minister Johns Hayes said "This exciting and extensive study shows that driverless cars could vastly improve the flow of traffic in our towns and cities, offering huge benefits to motorists including reduced delays and more reliable journey times".

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