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How Driverless Cars Could Save the Government Lots and Lots of Money


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The Eno Center for Transportation recently estimated the annual economic benefits of autonomous vehicles at roughly $211 billion a year. And that's if only half the existing fleet goes driverless. If 90 percent is converted, the benefits more than double [PDF]:

Adapted from "Preparing a Nation for Autonomous Vehicles" by the Eno Center for Transportation.

If and when that day arrives, many existing transportation inefficiencies will have been addressed without any government action at all.

Wow, I did not expect that.

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