Testing automated vehicle technologies in public

How to organise safe tests for automated vehicle technologies on public roads and in public places.

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The pathway to driverless cars: a code of practice for testing

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This code of practice provides guidance on testing automated vehicle technologies on public roads or in other public places in the UK. It makes recommendations on how to maintain safety and minimise potential risks.

The code applies to the testing of a wide range of vehicles, from smaller automated pods and shuttles, through to cars, vans and heavy duty vehicles. See also legislation relating to the use of prototype vehicles on roads.

This document is an action from the pathway to driverless cars review documents which were published in February 2015.

Published 19 July 2015