Why Go Driverless – What Are The Advantages Of Self-Driving Cars?
With regards to driverless cars, there are numerous advantages and disadvantages to a driverless future. For example, driverless cars could help to cause a reduction in traffic jams, due to how traffic jams are caused. Some types of traffic jams are caused because of accidents, road works, or other issues on the road, however some are seemingly caused for no reason at all. This type of traffic jam is known as a phantom traffic jam.
A phantom traffic jam can be caused on a motorway or dual carriageway by a driver changing lanes, which cause the driver behind to reduce their speed, starting a chain reaction moving backwards that results in somebody stopping. This chain reaction is sometimes called a traffic snake. Driverless cars would be able to use radar technology to maintain equal distance from the vehicle in front and behind, thus reducing the impact that these traffic snakes could have.
However, traffic snakes can be caused by a wide variety of different factors. Another example is traffic lights. When moving through traffic lights, drivers are forced to come to a stop, this stop can cause a traffic snake to appear, which could cause a future traffic jam; if the snake is long enough, it could cause gridlock. However, in the future if self-driving car technology improves, it’s not unreasonable to imagine a world without traffic lights in which cars communicate with each other using radar technology to maintain equal distance. CPG Grey discusses this possibility in his post “The Simple Solution to Traffic”.
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If you don’t want to drive yourself, unfortunately driverless cars are not yet the norm. However, the talented team of taxi drivers at Loddon Cars will be happy to fulfil your transportation needs, taking you from A to B in a relaxing car journey. You can even book your taxi via our app which is available for both iPhone and Android devices.
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