Connected and automated vehicles are key to become climate neutral says Zenzic.
Research by the British outfit says connectivity can boost a vehicle’s energy efficiency by between five-20%, with freight platooning potentially increasing this emission-busting tech further. It’s also discovered that vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity could save US$5.5m by AVs helping reduce traffic congestion. Furthermore, connectivity, says Zenzic’s experts, could increase demand for services such as self-driving robotaxis, thus potentially reducing the number of privately owned cars.
Daniel Ruiz, CEO of Zenzic, said, “In order for us to start seeing both the environmental and economic benefits of connected and automated mobility, connectivity must be baked in from the very beginning – largely as it will enable new data services, driving efficiency, productivity, and mobility.”