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Highway Code update to pave way for first self-driving cars on UK roads

Automation

Mark Moran
03 May 2022
The updates are described as an interim measure to support  early adoption of the technology, with a full regulatory framework to be implemented by 2025
The updates are described as an interim measure to support early adoption of the technology, with a full regulatory framework to be implemented by 2025

 

People travelling in autonomous cars will be able to watch videos under proposed changes to the Highway Code. However, they will have to be ready to take back control of vehicles when prompted, said the DfT.

It will remain illegal to use mobile phones even when in self-driving mode “given the greater risk they pose in distracting drivers as shown in research”. 

The proposed amendments to the Highway Code are due to be made in the summer while the first self-driving cars could...

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