A recent study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has concluded that up to 7 billion barrels of oil per year could be saved in a future that included artificially intelligent, electricity-fueled cars.
The study makes some assumptions about the future to reach its conclusions. For one, the efficiency of hybrid and alternative energy vehicles will progress at the current pace and will be at a certain level by 2030. For this reason, they compared a driver-less, electric vehicle to both 2014 model hybrids and projected future models. On the whole, they discovered that the projected vehicle would use 90% fewer resources to get the same distance.
The study also [...]