If you had half a million dollars, would you opt for a passenger car that could drive itself (called an autonomous vehicle) or would you choose a new Ferrari? Emilio Frazzoli provides a number of reasons why autonomous vehicles might be the preferred choice, if not the typical one.
"We can only coordinate with other vehicles that we can actually see. Imagine that you have a number of cars that are all connected on some large city-scale network — you can have much better coordination and efficiency in managing the traffic citywide." —Emilio Frazzoli