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Ministers define ALKS as automated driving, despite insurers’ fears

The Government this week confirmed that automated lane keeping system (ALKS) technology will be classified as automated driving, rather than assisted driving, despite the safety concerns of motor insurers

30 April 2021

 

The Government this week announced the first move to permit self-driving cars on UK roads by confirming that cars fitted with automatic lane keeping system (ALKS) technology will be classified as automated vehicles. The decision means drivers will be allowed to undertake other activities while the vehicle is moving. The announcement has concerned motor insurers, who say ALKS cannot mirror the actions of a competent driver in all circumstances and should therefore be classified as a driver...

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