House of Lords to investigate potential impact of driverless cars
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will begin its inquiry to investigate driverless vehicles and their future on UK roads on Tuesday 1 November. The Committee will hear evidence from government officials and leading academic experts.
The deployment of driverless vehicles on UK roads raises many questions from who would be legally responsible in the case of accident to whether the UK is making sufficient preparations to infrastructure and regulation development.
This session will allow the Committee to assess how far away the UK realistically is from the deployment of driverless vehicles on roads.
The Committee will hear from experts including Ian Yarnold, International Vehicle Standards Division for DfT, Ian Forbes of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Professor David Lane of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University.
The session will also address if new autonomous vehicles can operate effectively on existing infrastructure or if the UK have to make significant new investments, what ‘tools’ will be necessary for regulating the software and artificial intelligence of driverless cars, and the potential impact of autonomous vehicles on employment.
Findings will be presented in due course.
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