Remote control parking gets green light under new UK laws
Drivers will be able to use remote control parking and other technologies on British roads from next month under newly introduced laws.
The move follows a consultation earlier this year on changes to the Highway Code and relevant regulations that were required to ensure that developments like remote control parking and motorway assist can be used legally. This could bring significant benefits to drivers, including those with mobility challenges, unlocking tight parking spaces and using computers to help driver accuracy on the road.
The changes are part of a package of work to ensure UK road laws are fit to support automated driving technology as they develop and provide clarity on new use cases.
The government also recently tasked the Law Commission with a detailed review of driving laws, along with planned updates to the code of practice to ensure that as technology develops the UK remains one of the best places in the world to develop, test and drive self-driving vehicles.
Jesse Norman, Transport Minister, said: “Advanced driver assistance systems are already starting to revolutionise driving.
“We will continue to review our driving laws, in order to ensure drivers can enjoy the potential of these new tools safely.”