GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES DRIVERLESS CARS TO BE ON UK ROADS BY END OF 2021

On 6 February 2019 the UK Government announced plans to move forward on advanced trials for automated vehicles. Whilst only limited scale trials of fully driverless cars have taken place to date in Europe and the United States, more extensive testing is expected on public roads in the UK by the end of the year. … Read more

The next step in legislating for the use of self driving vehicles

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 received Royal Assent in July 2018. While providing (in broad terms) for a system of civil liability where an accident is caused by an automated vehicle and establishing core definitions, the Act does not seek to address a number of important issues. Instead, the task of fleshing out … Read more

GREEN LIGHT FOR NEW AUTOMATED AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES ACT

On 19 July 2018, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament. The new Automated and Electric Vehicles Act represents the first legislative step towards the UK Government’s aim of establishing the UK as a world leader in the development and deployment of driverless car technology and creating … Read more

UK GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SEE FULLY DRIVERLESS CARS ON UK ROADS BY 2021

In its Budget on 22 November 2017, the UK Government predicted that the driverless car industry will be worth £28 billion to the UK economy and committed to establishing the UK as a world leader in the development and deployment of driverless car technology.  The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond MP, stated that the Government wants to see fully … Read more

UK GOVERNMENT ACCELERATES TOWARDS A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

The UK government’s plans to establish a regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles have restarted with the introduction of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill to the House of Commons on 19 October 2017. The Bill is the successor to the earlier Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, which was scrapped when Parliament was dissolved due to general election earlier … Read more