Last week the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill received Royal Assent. 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 of driverless car technology and creating “the most advanced and regulatory framework for driverless cars in the world.” The establishment of an insurance framework for automated vehicles is an important step towards the creation of a regulatory framework for this dynamic and rapidly evolving sector.

Anthony Dempster, Phil Pfeffer and James Allsop have written a briefing considering the key provisions of the new Act relating to automated vehicles. Click here to read the briefing.