Could Self-Driving Cars Help Rid The World Of Stoplights?
A new study has found that if self-driving cars communicated with each other using sensors through intersections we wouldn't need stoplights anymore.By Bell Johnson | March 20, 2016
Self-driving cars are a thing of the future, and if technology allows it, they could eventually mean the end of stoplights.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology imagined a scenario where cars communicate with each other using sensors. The sensors can tell the cars how far to stay away from one another while on the road.
The study outlines a mathematical model similar to how people board airplanes to illustrate how cars have their own "slot" on the road, much like how each passenger belongs to a boarding zone.