Fascinating short clip on how traffic jam comes about.
I’ve always wonder what causes the traffic to pile up – especially when there’s no accident and the congestion eases up after a certain point.
Clue: it’s not the car that causes traffic to jam. It’s the driver, and that’s us. We are susceptible to poor judgement and reaction amongst other factors.
Self-driving vehicles could function at peak capabilities and coordination would be perfect (once the fine-tuning and communication between them are ironed out).
In the future, there would be no need for traffic lights. Because cars could talk to one another and process these information instantaneously, we would get smoother traffic condition.
That leaves us humans with one thing – to enjoy the ride.