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With the growing popularity of care share programs, self-driving technology could be a game changer for urban traffic systems. A new study looks at how the Swedish capital's transport grid might be transformed.
A fleet of shared self-driving cars in Stockholm could reduce rush hour traffic volumes by 14 cars for every shared vehicle, according to researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Meanwhile, the remaining automobile commuters would need only 20 percent of the metropolitan area's existing parking spaces, their study says.
The study sheds further light on what happens if cities build on the growing interest in car-share programs and other alternatives to car ownership, indicating that self-driving technology could be a game-changer.
Daniel Jonsson, Senior Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Robert Pearlstein, Director International Development at SRI International
Stefan Folster, Founder, Reformsinstitutet