Driving change in the autonomous industry

The transport sector is an important contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and Europe. It is therefore essential to decarbonise the transport sector to meet national and international emission reduction targets aimed at combating climate change. The transition from petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles to electric vehicles (“EVs”) has an important role to … 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

Budget 2018 – Supporting social impact innovation?

The 2018 budget was highly anticipated in light of Brexit. There was a lot of speculation as to what stance the Government would take to prepare the UK (economically) for life outside of the EU. Below we discuss the 5 measures most likely to be of interest to social impact businesses in start-up and scaling … Read more

Driving forward with connected and autonomous vehicles

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will have a dramatic impact on the way we live and work. The technology is advancing rapidly and it no longer seems to be a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’. The introduction of CAVs has the potential to bring significant societal benefits, none less than the substantial increase in safety … Read more