Connected and autonomous vehicles: the future?

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's report 'Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The future?' sets out recommendations for the Government to ensure it makes policy and investment decisions that enables the UK to receive maximum economic benefit from autonomous vehicles. The Government must broaden its focus so that its work on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) cuts across all sectors and does not focus so heavily on road vehicles. Early benefits are likely to come in sectors such as marine and agriculture therefore the Government must not allow media attention around driverless cars to cause it to lose sight of the many potential benefits that CAV can provide in areas outside the roads sector. The report finds that there is no clear central coordination of strategy or information sharing across the different sectors that could benefit from Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology, or robotics more broadly, such as marine, road and agriculture. The Government must take steps to ensure that information is shared across sectors, including the establishment of a Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Leadership Council as soon as possible to play a key role in developing the strategy for CAV. This will ensure expertise and knowledge is shared across all sectors.


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  • Pagination: 64p
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    • Issue Number: 115

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  • Accession Number: 01632524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
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  • Created Date: Apr 24 2017 10:21AM