Once in a seminar, a person said imagine how the future would be with automated vehicles. I directly ignored the question as I found it irrelevant. But, what if it was questioned in today’s era? Maybe I wouldn’t have ignored the question. Automated cars have soon become a reality.
Today, automotive players are also experimenting with autonomous cars such as a technology that allows autonomous cars and traffic lights to communicate and work together, leading to a world without traffic lights and speeding tickets. Moreover, if scientists are to be believed, the technology will ease congestion, increased safety, and cut emissions.
The researchers at the University of Delaware in the US also believe the innovations will enable this technology in the coming years. Additionally, these cars are expected to consume 19 to 22% less fuel. According to researchers, self-driving cars with connected features could adjust to driving by communicating with other vehicles on the road in order to make driving efficient and enhanced road safety rules.
Andreas Malikopoulos, a researcher from the University of Delaware uses control theory to develop algorithms and prove the future of driverless cars. He said, “Our technologies will enable people to travel more quickly and safely, and will explore the future of energy efficient mobility systems.”
Malikopoulos and collaborators found a solution to lessen the energy consumption in connected and automated vehicles. The research was published in journal Automatica, it used software to find results which concluded that the framework allowed automated vehicles to preserve momentum and fuel while also improving travel time.
According to the research published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, the study found that automated cars will reach their desired destinations 26 to 30% faster than human-driven vehicles. How it would be like when your car running at the speed of 65 to 45 mph and automatically slows down? The research paper detailed a solution that accelerate would automatically slow down to reduce the speed, avoiding rear-end crashes.