Connected and Autonomous Cars Are Using More Power and Fuel

A study by researchers at the University of Michigan and the Ford Motor Innovation Center shows that autonomous cars could have a substantial energy toll, effectively making them more polluting than current manually driven vehicles.
March 5, 2018, 8am PST | PabloValerio | @pabl0valerio
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Pablo Valerio

The technology installed in connected vehicles and the infrastructure — such as Vehicle-to-Everything technologies — require a significant amount of power to operate. The results indicate that connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) subsystems could increase vehicle energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 3% to 20% due to electronics power consumption, weight, drag, and data transmission.

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Published on Friday, March 2, 2018 in The Connected Car
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