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ABI comments on Government plans to allow driverless cars on UK roads by 2015

The Government has announced new measures allowing driverless cars on UK roads from 2015.

James DaltonResponding to the announcement James Dalton, Head of Motor, ABI, said:

“The insurance industry is working with Government, vehicle manufacturers, regulators, the legal community and through the industry’s research and repair centre on this potentially life-changing and life-saving technology. Although further research needs to be carried out, with human error accounting for around 90% of road accidents, the potential safety implications of autonomous technology are significant.”

For more information, see the ABI's recent blog on the challenges and opportunities of driverless cars.

Last updated 01/07/2016