U.S. commuters spend approximately two days each year stuck in traffic, and more than 30,000 people die each year in car accidents. Autonomous vehicles could vastly improve conditions by:
1. Cutting CO2 emissions by as much as 300 million tons per year (the equivalent of over 87 coal fired power plants)
2. Eliminating the need for up to 90% of parking lots
3. Saving $190 billion annually in traffic accident costs
With a self-driving future not too far down the road, Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology, commissioned the infographic, “Approaching the Age of Autonomous Vehicles”.
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