The Department for Transport (DfT) have launched a consultation to ask motorists for their views on automated and driverless cars being used on Britain’s roads.
Under the proposed measures, rules will be changed to allow advanced driver-assisted and automated and driverless cars to be insured for road use.

Cars using advanced driver assistance features to change lanes and park by remote control are expected to be on sale on Britain in the next 2 to 4 years.

Automated and driverless vehicles are expected to be on the roads any time from the mid 2020’s onwards.

Under the proposals:

  • the Highway Code and regulations will be changed to support the safe use of remote control parking and motorway assist features
  • insurance law will be changed so that, in future, motorists who have handed control to their self-driving cars can be properly insured

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