UK Government to introduce driverless technology on roads


The government of the United Kingdom aims to become the world leader in driverless technology. The country will soon be accommodating the driverless cars on the roads. The Department of Transport said that certain changes have to be made to the Highway Code and the MOT test will be essential before introducing the driverless cars on the road.

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The government will be publishing the code of practice and will allow the test of the autonomous cars. The self driven cars were unveiled for the first time and will be tested in Coventry and Milton Keynes. A full review of the legislation will be provided by the government by summer 2017.

The review will be helpful if a higher standard of driving is essential for the automated vehicles. The report will also mention who will be responsible in case of a collision and will also mention ways to ensure safety of the pedestrians and drivers. Claire Perry, the Minister of Transport said, “Driverless vehicle technology has the potential to be a real game-change on the UK’s roads, altering the face of motoring in the most fundamental of ways and delivering major benefits for road safety, social inclusion, emissions and congestion”.

The government of UK is providing £19m to launch the driverless scheme in four locations in UK.

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