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How to stop Phantom Traffic and save fuel in seven easy steps

Traffic waves occur when there are too many cars on the road. Now that autonomous vehicles are just over the horizon for consumers, a number of research activities have focused on the influence of automated vehicles on traffic flow.
A team funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) demonstrated that -- if controlled effectively driverless cars are able to reduce stop-and-go waves that can arise in normal traffic patterns.

Original air date: February 26, 2018

Credit: NSF

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