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Automated Vehicles Bill will unlock multi-billion UK self-driving revolution

SMMT: Connected and automated vehicle technology could save an additional 3,200 lives and prevent 53,000 serious accidents by 2040

14 March 2024

 

The automotive sector is urging all parliamentarians to back the Automated Vehicles (AV) Bill and ensure its swift passage into law so the UK can unlock the massive safety and economic benefits of self-driving passenger cars and public transport services.

The technology reduces the risk of human error and it is predicted that it could save an additional 3,200 lives and prevent 53,000 serious accidents from now until 2040.

The SMMT estimates that it would also deliver a £38bn economic...

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