Report: Driverless cars improve traffic flow by at least 35 percent
A study by University of Cambridge researchers indicates the advent of driverless cars will improve traffic flows by at least 35 percent.
Using a fleet of miniature robotic cars, the researchers set up realistic traffic conditions including the stoppage of a vehicle on a two-lane road.
When the cars weren't programmed to work together, vehicles approaching the stopped car from behind had to slow down or stop and wait until the other lane was clear.
The result was a tailback just...