The driverless car; driver consultation

Driverless car – photo reproduced by courtesy of

On 11 July the (UK) Department for Transport invited car drivers to have their
say on the use of advanced driver assistance systems and self-driving technologies in cars on British roads.

At the same time the following were announced:

– A programme of reform to make the roads ready for advanced driver assistance and driverless technology was launched.

– A consultation with a chance for everyone to have their say about new vehicle technologies was offered.

In summary, a major consultation to help pave the way for automated cars to be used on British roads was launched, with all drivers invited to have their say. Under the proposed measures, rules will be changed so automated vehicles can be insured for use on the roads.