What Does the Vehicle Technology & Aviation Bill Mean for Self-Driving Cars?

17 Mar 2017

Alistair Kinley, Director of Policy & Government Affairs and partner at BLM, delves into the Government’s new Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill – how does the latest legislation clarify the role of driverless technology on British roads, and what are the key questions that still surround the topic?

We won’t be rolling out of bed and straight into our completely driverless car anytime soon, but advanced driver assistance technology (ADAS) will be commonplace by 2020. Manufacturers will then launch vehicles able to travel unsupervised using automated driving technology (ADT) for extended periods in defined situations (like on a motorway). By 2025 a significant percentage of private and commercial vehicles will spend part of each day responsible for themselves and their passengers.

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