Title

Technology Assessment: Emerging Automotive Technologies for the Future

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Infrastructure and Technology Management: Contributions from the Energy, Healthcare and Transportation Sectors

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Citation

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

The continuous increase in human population is accompanied with more transportation demand. As a result, the pressure on transportation infrastructure has increased beyond the ability of infrastructure to catch up, leading to increased number of traffic incidents and road congestions [45, 46]. In the USA, there are more than 6 million traffic accidents, including fatality accidents that kill more than 30 thousand people every year [47]. Also, road congestion leads to a cost of about 4.8 billion hours of time, 1.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel (equivalent to 2 months operation of the Alaska Pipeline), and $101 billion in combined delay and fuel costs, aside from cost associated with travel time and dependability [17, 47, 49].

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https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68987-6_12

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10.1007/978-3-319-68987-6_12

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