Aurora report: autonomous vehicles could improve energy efficiency in trucking industry

A new report published by Aurora found that autonomous trucking has the potential to improve energy efficiency between 13% and 32% per loaded mile…

According to the EPA, 29% of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions are caused by transportation and of that, 23% are from medium and heavy-duty trucks…

“The freight and logistics industry is highly nuanced, with carriers of all sizes navigating a fragile supply chain and a complex environment of rising costs,” report author Garrett Bray said. “In this research we found that autonomous trucks can significantly increase energy efficiency compared to traditional trucking, helping insulate businesses from risks like rising fuel costs and environmental regulatory mandates.”

The report listed several factors, including optimizing speed and time spent on the road by minimizing idling and reducing time spent in heavy traffic by strategically timing transportation for late at night.

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