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In 2020 we will have no traffic congestion!

Autonomous vehicles will lead to the end of all traffic congestion! A wonderful vision, but it will still take some time before all cars are self-driving. However, could it be possible then that a small number of self-driving vehicles would be sufficient to prevent traffic congestion? Some researchers at the University of Illinois examined precisely this question and studied it in practical terms. The results are astonishing.

It seems to be the case that a small number of vehicles equipped with autonomous driving functions would already be sufficient to significantly reduce the occurrence of traffic congestion. So-called congestion waves and their occurrence are examined in this paper, which I would like to briefly present here.

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