Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found the computational needs of self-driving cars could drive a significant increase in global carbon emissions.
The researchers developed a statistical model to analyze the potential energy consumption and related carbon emissions that would accompany widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles.
The model revealed that 1 billion autonomous vehicles driving one hour daily with a computer consuming 840 watts would generate emissions on par with that of global datacenters, which the International Energy Agency said account for around 0.3% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Said MIT's Vivienne Sze, "The energy consumption of an autonomous vehicle is critical, not just for extending battery life, but for sustainability."
From National Science Foundation
View Full Article
Abstracts Copyright © 2023 SmithBucklin, Washington, DC, USA
No entries found