Research and analysis

Regulations for driverless cars

Analyses the existing legal and regulatory situation for testing, producing and marketing highly and fully automated vehicles in the UK.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

The pathway to driverless cars: summary report and action plan

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The pathway to driverless cars: a detailed review of regulations for automated vehicle technologies

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Details

This review identifies issues that need to be addressed to enable automated vehicle technology testing on UK roads whilst maintaining high levels of road safety. It covers the best and safest ways to trial vehicles where a qualified individual is present who is capable of taking control of the car. It also looks further ahead, to the implications of potential use of fully autonomous vehicles.

Published 11 February 2015