31 Jul '14, 4am

UK To Allow Autonomous Vehicles In Five Months

The UK government announced yesterday that autonomous vehicles will be allowed on UK roads five months from now. Fully driverless cars are an exciting glimpse of the future with substantial potential to improve road safety – but the UK’s car fleet has a long way to go before it makes the most of existing autonomous technology already tested, proven and readily available, according to UK insurers’ research centre, Thatcham Research. “Today’s announcement that the Government will allow driverless cars on UK roads in just five months’ time sets an ambitious target,” said Peter Shaw, chief executive of Thatcham Research. “We fully support the automation of safety features such as braking/steering where the vehicle intervenes to avoid a crash – but we must recognize that fully driverless cars require a great deal more comprehensive testing and development before they can be mad...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/uk-to-allow-autonomous-vehicles...

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