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 investments have the potential to reduce more than 90 percent of crashes caused by human error.

Mobility/Equity

  • Increasing mobility for all, including those who can no longer drive, improves independence and quality of life.

Sustainability/Environment

  • Vehicles communicating with each other and transportation systems can help reduce congestion, crashes, idling and emissions.
  • This is good for the environment, the public and the livability of our communities.

Efficient travel

  • CAT investments can make our existing infrastructure and multimodal transportation systems more efficient – increasing the number of people who can travel on existing roadways.