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Article from BTNews 7 NOVEMBER 2016

Driverless cars

Tomorrow (Tuesday 8 November), the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will continue its inquiry investigating driverless vehicles.

It will hear evidence from European officials and industry experts and provide an opportunity for representatives from three driverless car trials in Greenwich, Bristol and Milton Keynes to report on progress.

The committee will also examine the extent to which the UK will have to align itself with future international regulation for self-driving vehicles in areas such as cyber-security and data handling and will assess what progress has been made in European and global regulation of autonomous vehicles.

On parade at 10:30 will be:

  • Ms Claire Depré, head of Sustainable & Intelligent Transport Unit, DG Transport and Mobility, European Commission
  • Dr Hermann Meyer, CEO, European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Co-ordination Organisation (ERTICO)
  • Mike Hawes, chief executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT)

At 11:40 the committee will hear from:

  • Professor Nick Reed, Greenwich Automated Transport Environment
  • John McCarthy, Bristol Driverless Cars Project
  • Brian Matthews, head of Transport Innovation, Milton Keynes Council

The evidence sessions are open to the public. If you wish to attend, you should go to Parliament’s Cromwell Green Entrance and allow time for security screening.

The session will be televised on www.parliamentlive.tv

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