ORFE Professor Alain Kornhauser Weighs In On Autonomous Vehicles

March 14, 2019

This week on the Princeton University homepage the article Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster, depending on public policy focused on research by ORFE Professor Alain Kornhauser.

Professor Kornhauser's co-authored paper with Judi Greenwald, non-resident fellow at Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, "found that well-managed autonomous vehicles “could increase mobility, improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and make fleet management companies rich, while lowering emissions and reducing energy use.” But, poorly managed ones could make “things significantly worse on all these fronts.”