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Efficient autonomy: Identifying energy efficiency opportunities with the introduction of autonomous and connected vehicles

Brasier, Richard (2015) Efficient autonomy: Identifying energy efficiency opportunities with the introduction of autonomous and connected vehicles. Other thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

Much of the scientific and policy analysis of autonomous vehicles advocates their safety and accessibility. This dissertation seeks to contribute to broadening academic discourse by examining the energy efficiency opportunities of the introduction of autonomous vehicles and vehicle communication technology. As the global market for autonomous vehicles develops, the impacts on society are beginning to be investigated including the impact on energy efficiency. This dissertation will contribute to this discourse by examining platooning and automated intersection management as techniques for improving efficiency as a result of the introduction of autonomous vehicles. In addition, this dissertation will analyse how society is likely to adapt to autonomous vehicles being introduced into the market and the how it may impact the energy efficiency of transportation networks. This examination demonstrates that there is great scope for energy efficiency as society and systems adapt to this technological change.

Publication Type: Thesis (Other)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor: Whale, Jonathan
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30759
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