Cutter Expert San Murugesan says now is the time to examine the potential effect of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on climate change so we can take appropriate steps before widespread adoption is upon us. We need to examine the potential positive and negative environmental impacts of AVs, look at whether they can help reduce the transport sector’s carbon emissions, and consider how we can minimize their carbon footprint as they become mainstream. After explaining the six levels of automation, Murugesan describes several potential AV benefits, including fewer road accidents, making elderly populations more mobile, and solving the last-mile-delivery dilemma with autonomous trucks. After a careful examination of the possible environmental impact of AVs, he offers recommendations for creating an autonomous future that will not only be safer and more convenient, but also better for the environment.
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