Autonomous Vehicles: How Good Are They for Environmental Sustainability?

Posted September 20, 2022 | Industry | Amplify
Autonomous vehicles
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.
About The Author
San Murugesan
San Murugesan (BE [Hons], MTech, PhD; FACS) is a Cutter Expert and a member of Arthur D. Little's AMP open consulting network. He is also Director of BRITE Professional Services and former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE's IT Professional. Dr. Murugesan has four decades of experience in both industry and academia, and his expertise and interests include artificial intelligence, quantum computing, the Internet of Everything, cloud computing, green… Read More
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