• Self-Driving Vehicles May Save Energy, Despite Power-Hog Tech on Board

    7 days ago - By Car and Driver

    Although much about self-driving vehicles remains mired in an uncertain, hotly debated future, one important detail about them seems far less controversial: the assumption that autonomous vehicles eventually will be fully electric. However, those who are developing the cars have to contend with an inconvenient truth: the technology uses a lot of energy. - The suite of sensors, the safety redundancies, and all the added computational power that needs to be onboard makes a vehicle into a massive power hog-which will reduce driving range for electric vehicles or require automakers to pack...
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