Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Towards self-driving vehicles

Today the government has announced changes to The Highway Code to ensure the first self-driving vehicles are safely introduced on UK roads – making it easier to travel while boosting economic growth across the nation. 

  • Future driving technology could ease congestion, cut emissions, and reduce collisions caused by human error – so it is right that we clarify the rules surrounding self-driving cars so they can be safely introduced on UK roads.
  • That is why the government is are setting out changes to The Highway Code, which will ensure motorists are ready to resume control of a self-driving vehicle in a timely way, continue to prohibit mobile-phone use in vehicles, while allowing drivers to view content on in-built screens if a car is in self-drive mode.
  • These reforms will pave the way for safer and more efficient travel while boosting economic growth across the nation and securing Britain’s place as a global science superpower.

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