Connected & Autonomous Cars Are Using More Power and Fuel

A study published by researchers at the University of Michigan and the Ford Motor Innovation Center in February, shows that autonomous cars could have a substantial energy toll, effectively making them more polluting than current manually driven vehicles

The technology installed in connected vehicles and the infrastructure — such as Vehicle-to-Everything technologies — require a significant amount of power to operate. The results indicate that connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) subsystems could increase vehicle energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 3% to 20% due to electronics power consumption, weight, drag, and data transmission.

Read the entire article and conclusions on The Connected Car

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