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What might be the environmental impacts of autonomous vehicles?

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Communications Director, Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

Amaury is in charge of communications for the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), a D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing science-based solutions for climate change, energy...

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There's been a lot of talk about autonomous vehicles and how they might revolutionize #transportation networks and cities... But how will they affect the environment? Will they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Read our latest issue brief to find out!
https://www.eesi.org/papers/view/issue-brief-autonomous-vehicles-state-of-the-technology-and-potential-role-as-a-climate-solution

#environment #climatechange #smartcities #autonomousvehicles #AV #AVs #report #issuebrief

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Matt Chester on Jul 12, 2021

I'm glad this question is being asked-- AVs could easily fall into the category of a tech that people assume simply benefits the environment without digging deeper to find the real and nuanced answer. The rebound effect could be a real challenge, and urban design must be engaged to rethink transportation and how we all move around to understand the cleanest path forward.

Thanks for sharing, Amaury!

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Amaury Laporte on Jul 12, 2021

Thanks Matt!

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Bob Meinetz on Jul 12, 2021

There will be no environmental impacts, because fully-autonomous vehicles will never happen. The tip of the iceberg:
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/fatal-crash-vancouver-police-asking-tesla-driver-t...

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