Trade-offs between automation and light vehicle electrification

  title={Trade-offs between automation and light vehicle electrification},
  author={Aniruddh Mohan and S. Sripad and P. Vaishnav and V. Viswanathan},
  journal={Nature Energy},
Weight, computing load, sensor load and possibly higher drag may increase the energy use of automated electric vehicles relative to human-driven electric vehicles, although this increase may be offset by smoother driving. Here, we use a vehicle dynamics model to evaluate the trade-off between automation and electric vehicle range and battery longevity. We find that automation will likely reduce electric vehicle range by 5–10% for suburban driving and by 10–15% for city driving. The effect on… Expand
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