At first blush, I couldn't think of anything automotive related for this item. I found it interesting just the same though. After giving it some thought, I managed to come up with at least one application even though I'm not sure if the math will work. (Not that I'm thrilled with it. If you've ever driven north on I95 and tried to park at the 5 yard stick rest area, you'll know what I mean with the mess-o-parking spaces dedicated to Tesla charging.)
The article was released this week though the abstract came out in October. I'll list the abstract first and save the eye candy (article about the abstract) for the rim shot.