Self-driving cars in UK riding on legal review

Self-driving cars in UK riding on legal review

Autonomous vehicles on roads means adjusting law and looking at level of human responsibility

The government is to review the law before the arrival of self-driving cars on UK roads, considering issues such as whether this type of transport requires new criminal offences.

The development of autonomous vehicles is at the heart of the government’s industrial strategy and the three-year law review is considered necessary if it is to stick to the timetable announced in November last year when the chancellor, Philip Hammond, promised driverless cars on the road by 2021.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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