Autonomous cars could increase the number of traffic jams and pollution

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Autonomous cars could increase the number of traffic jams and pollution
Step toward the car diesel and gasoline "zero emissions" to achieve to convert CO2 in combustibleEl fuel of the future could be extracted from the Sun

driverless cars you could do that invrementase the number of traffic jams in the cities , which could increase to 150 percent of the traffic, if it is introduced into the cities without any kind of regulation, which will accelerate the climate crisis, according to the complaint in a report Transport and Environment .

The report 'Less (cars) is more: how to go from new to sustainable mobility' advises that if autonomous cars come without any regulation, the traffic in the cities would increase between 50 and 150 percent by 2050 and considers that the consequences would be very serious.

This increase in traffic would be at a peak time permanent, according to Transport and Environment, adds that even "more serious" is the fact that this would entail an increase of 40 percent of the emissions that would be "impossible" to achieve the climate commitments of the European Union.

The explanation of Transport and Environment on the calculation of the increase of traffic is based on the fact that the NGO considers that circulate without a driver, and having a cheaper energy, the "taxi of the future" will be more affordable, which will lead to an increase in demand.

The study of the NGOS with which it collaborates Ecologists in Action, discusses several possibilities to solve these problems , as for example that cities are only allowed electric cars and prohibit the entry of vehicles of petrol, diesel and gas. With this measure, estimated to emit 23 percent less greenhouse gases.

it Also warns that if there are only electric cars without a driver, even used on a shared basis, the congestion would continue.

therefore, points out that the model gives best results to gradually reduce the space for cars simultaneously to the deployment of the electric vehicle shared and self-contained, a number of measures that the NGO concluded that it could reduce 60 percent of the traffic.

The change would reduce the emissions of cars by 32 percent by 2050 .

To the coordinator of transportation for Ecologists in Action, which is part of the network Transport and Environment, Nuria Blázquez, it is necessary to "remove" the cars from the internal combustion of the roads to reach the climate targets and to improve the quality of the air.

in Addition, he added that to decarbonise the transport must be to achieve liveable cities something that is estimated that will only be possible if you reduce the space for the cars and return the public space to the people.

Finally, Ecologists in Action warns that the impact of the increase of electromagnetic pollution arising from the generalization of autonomous cars associated to the low frequencies "is not sufficiently studied". This electromagnetic pollution part of the engine, battery or ABS system, and radio frequencies.

"You need to assess the impact of this and develop guidelines and criteria that minimize the exposure to the electromagnetic pollution and its health risks. This is in addition to other impacts of the electric vehicle for the production of batteries or the energy and resources necessary for its manufacture, that advise also a reduction of cars on our roads," concludes Nuria Blázquez.

Updated Date: 27 September 2019, 21:03

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