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Driverless Cars to Cause Dramatic Increase in Traffic

Posted in General News on Friday, January 20th, 2023

According to a new report from the Department for Transport (DfT) traffic jams on major roads could be twice as bad when driverless cars are widely introduced. In addition, the amount of traffic could rise by 85% between 2025 and 2060. This figure is based on the DfT’s assumption that by 2047 more than half the cars on UK roads could be autonomous. The wider adoption of driverless cars means that many people who don’t hold a driving licence could be on the road. The report also claimed that because people would be able to work and relax while they were in their cars they would be more amenable to sitting in traffic. 

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Richard Fowler

Friday, January, 20th, 2023

many people will be unable to afford driverless or even electric cars so we should see a new interest in driverless taxis and demand responsive driverless public transport. however the basic prediction is correct ie that driverless cars will put more vehicles on the road. meanwhile via road pricing and no traffic/ cycling and walking schemes, as a friend put it: ''the government want us to buy and pay taxes for private transport but not use it or park it.''

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Andy Grey Rider

Saturday, January, 21st, 2023

They'll do whatever they want. What do they care about?