Report: Self-Driving Cars Will Have a “Minimal or Negative” Impact on Traffic Congestion

Business Insider reports, Self-driving cars might make your future commute a lot more pleasant, but they won’t eliminate traffic.” Why? “[E]xperts say the vehicles’ impact on traffic will either be minimal or negative. Lew Fulton, a co-director at UC Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies (ITP), told Business Insider that autonomous vehicles won’t fix congestion woes unless a pricing system is put in place that discourages zero-occupancy vehicles.”