Adding just a few self-drive cars to the road gets the traffic flowing

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The next time you’re stuck in traffic, take heart because traffic jams may someday be a thing of the past. A team of researchers led by the University of Illinois have discovered that putting only a few self-driving cars on the road can dramatically improve traffic flow. Based on test track results, the teams says that having a mix of only five percent automated vehicles can eliminate stop-and-go waves while producing fuel savings of up to 40 percent.

Source: Adding just a few self-drive cars to the road gets the traffic flowing

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