Massive Field Test Showing How AI Smooths Traffic Flow

9/5/2023; 2 minutes

Researchers deployed a fleet of 100 semi-autonomous vehicles to test whether a new AI-powered cruise control system can help smooth the flow of traffic and improve fuel economy.

In a massive traffic experiment, scientists tested whether introducing just a few AI-equipped vehicles to the road can help ease "phantom" jams caused by human behavior and reduce fuel consumption for everyone.

(Video: Roxanne Makasdjian, Alan Toth, and CIRCLES Consortium
Music: Dyalla - Organic Guitar House)

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