14 NOVEMBER 2016


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Article from BTNews 14 NOVEMBER 2016

Driverless Lords continued

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will continue its inquiry investigating driverless vehicles tomorrow (15 November) and will hear evidence from Transport for London, Highways England and industry experts.

This follows last week's session (see BTN 7 November).

Chairman Lord Selborne had this to say: “Rapid progress is being made into the development of driverless vehicles with their widespread use predicted from as early as 2030. If the UK is to be at the forefront of this transport revolution, investment into research is vital to ensure the technology is perfected, allowing the public to embrace them on to UK roads.

“With this inquiry, we hope to assess key areas of uncertainty, from how driverless cars would interact with conventional road vehicles to liability issues of who is responsible for damage. It will also consider connectivity and interactions with physical and digital infrastructure.

“The economic opportunity and the potential public-good benefit is enormous. Therefore the government must take action to develop this technology at the rate it is expanding. I welcome the contribution of written evidence in order that we can carry out the most thorough and informative inquiry possible.”
The session starts at 10:30 and is open to the public via Parliament’s Cromwell Green entrance.


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