Survey Says Self-driving Trucks Can Cause More Traffic Congestion

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A recent survey by The University of Sydney Business School, found that the government may need to implement a levy on the use of private vehicles to reduce congestion and contrary to predictions that people will rideshare with autonomous vehicles thereby reducing congestion, two thirds of people who would buy a self-driving vehicle said they would not share their vehicle with others, so there is the likelihood that congestion would increase.

The University of Sydney Business School’s latest Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS) came out of the School’s Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies (ITLS), and the results were contrary to predictions made by rideshare advocates.