Ten cities are primed for the rollout of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs), or self-driving cars, according to a new study by Kirkland-based transportation research firm INRIX.
HAVs are expected to make traffic safer as well as reduce congestion, decrease emissions, and provide a lower cost of travel.
The top 10 cities INRIX sees as primed for self-driving cars are:
- New Orleans
- El Paso
- Las Vegas
INRIX compiled data that included one year’s worth of travel in and around the top 50 U.S. cities by population. INRIX also teamed up with StreetLight InSight, a mobility analytics platform from StreetLight Data, for further data.
The list comes with a warning: If cities don’t effectively plan for HAVs, roads could become clogged and would increase pollution.