CAVs are a technology likely to become widespread in the intermediate future, therefore understanding how these vehicles will change our transportation infrastructure is critical. One question surrounding CAVs concern their net energy effect on balance. Potential energy savings from CAVs might come from more efficient routing, smoother driving, and platooning. Potential increased energy use may come from, among other things, greater trip making activity, more long distance travel, and more power demands on the car.
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