Autonomous vehicle startups and studies are proposing solutions to every day problems, from traffic jams to motion sickness.
Transportation Research found that a network of autonomous cars are able to slow more gently and not cause congestion, unlike a single driver’s braking and the following vehicles doing the same.
“Driving helps mitigate motion sickness by making us engaged with the experience of movement. But passengers in an autonomous car will find it hard to anticipate movement and could feel queasy. Boston startup ClearMotion is working on shock absorbers that will counter the feeling of movement – thereby, it hopes, reducing the need for sick bags.”
Read the article at The Guardian.