Volvo hat eine interessante Studie zur höheren Effizienz von autonomen Fahrzeugen veröffentlicht.
Now, a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of Volvo quantifies that savings. Although fairly rudimentary in its approach, the study is the first that uses real-world driving data to show how much more efficient cars with driver-assistance features can be. The study showed a 5 to 7 percent drop in fuel consumption for the cars driving with adaptive cruise control compared with human drivers.
Cars in the study logged 18,500 trips around Gothenburg. The study, “An Automated Vehicle Fuel Economy Benefits Framework Using Real-World Travel and Traffic Data,” was published in June in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine.
Researchers studied Volvos driven by employees and their families near the company’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, and compared the fuel economy of cars using adaptive cruise control compared with those driven exclusively by human drivers.