Self-driving cars to be allowed on UK roads this year

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

28 Apr 2021

Self-driving vehicles could be allowed on UK roads by the end of this year, The Department for Transport has said.

The proposed move would see automated lane-keeping systems (ALKS) be the first type of hands-free driving legalised. ربح المال من الالعاب The term “self-driving” maybe be misleading according to insurers.

Vehicles using ALKS technology can legally be defined as self-driving, “as long as they receive GB type approval and that there is no evidence to challenge the vehicle’s ability to self-drive. افضل كازينو اون لاين

Motorist will need to stay alert, able to take over when requested by the system within 10 seconds however the government did confirm that they will not be required to monitor the road or keep their hands on the wheel when the vehicle is driving itself.

In the event a driver fails to respond, the vehicle will automatically put on its hazard lights to warn nearby vehicles, slow down and eventually stop. العاب النت الحقيقيه

Transport Minister Rachel Maclean said: “This is a major step for the safe use of self-driving vehicles in the UK, making future journeys greener, easier and more reliable while also helping the nation to build back better,”

“But we must ensure that this exciting new tech is deployed safely, which is why we are consulting on what the rules to enable this should look like.”

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, chief executive Mike Hawes also said: “Automated driving systems could prevent 47,000 serious accidents and save 3,900 lives over the next decade through their ability to reduce the single largest cause of road accidents – human error,”

“Technologies such as Automated Lane Keeping Systems will pave the way for higher levels of automation in future – and these advances will unleash Britain’s potential to be a world leader in the development and use of these technologies, creating essential jobs while ensuring our roads remain among the safest on the planet.”