Autonomous cars will change more than just who’s in control on the road. Since every car will be monitoring and communicating with every other car, traffic jams will become almost extinct. Cars will dynamically adjust their speed, no matter the reason, so they remain moving at a steady pace. If there is a disabled vehicle (for accidents, as we know them, will cease to exist), traffic will alter its speed and/or pattern to flow around it (and any other incidents) with ease. Autonomous cars will also be able to adjust and allow emergency vehicles to pass quicker and without disruption to commuter traffic.
Contributors: Chris Mindel from Dexter Edward LLC