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UK report on connected and autonomous vehicles

The UK science and technology committee in the Lords has issued a report on connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). It says the government is too focused on highly-automated private road vehicles (“driverless cars”), when the early benefits are likely to appear in other sectors, such as marine and agriculture. The development of CAV across different sectors needs coordination, and the government, working with key stakeholders, must get a grip on this chiefly by establishing a robotics and autonomous systems leadership council as soon as possible to play a key role in developing a strategy for CAV. And there “is a clear need for further government-commissioned social and economic research to weigh the potential human and financial implications of CAV”. It adds: “This is a fast-moving area of technology and the government has much to do, alongside industry and other partners, to position the UK so that it can take full advantage of the opportunities that CAV offer in different sectors.” Read more

  • Friday, 17 March 2017

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