Cooperative Automated Transportation - Benefits

Benefits of Cooperative Automated Transportation

Cooperative Automated Transportation, also called autonmous and connected vehicles, has several anticipated benefits, including:

Safety

  • CAT technology has the potential to reduce the more than 90 percent of crashes caused by human error.

Mobility/Equity

  • Increasing mobility for all, including those who cannot drive, improves independence and quality of life.

Sustainability/Environment

  • Vehicles communicating with each other and traffic systems can help reduce congestion, crashes and idling, providing more efficient travel and reducing emissions.
  • This is good for the environment and makes transportation systems more environmentally sustainable.

Efficient travel

  • Technology can make our existing infrastructure and transportation systems more efficient – increasing the number of people who can travel on an existing roadway, which helps ease congestion.