UK Pumps Funds Into Driverless Technology

While fully driverless vehicles are still a long way off from everyday use, semi-autonomous safety technology is already making its way into the majority of new cars, and the UK is earning a reputation as a global development hub in this field, thanks to significant industry and government investment, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

While fully driverless vehicles are still a long way off from everyday use, semi-autonomous safety technology is already making its way into the majority of new cars, and the UK is earning a reputation as a global development hub in this field, thanks to significant industry and government investment, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

A new report from the government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles calls for changes to the Highway Code to enable HGV platooning on motorways, while at the same time pledging a further £30 million to developing and trialing driverless technology.
 
Also this week, an open consultation was launched into the future of autonomous and advanced driver assistance systems, aimed at shaking up the insurance industry, removing skepticism and broadening public acceptance of the latest in-vehicle technology. SMMT already has a CAV working group and will be collaborating closely with Government on these important developments.
 
If you would like to know more about the SMMT and the CAV Forum or are interested in membership, contact: [email protected]

 

 

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