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Automated vehicles: Government consultation response adopts insurance industry proposals

Commenting on the Government’s response to the consultation on automated vehicles, Ben Howarth, the ABI’s senior policy adviser on motor and liability, said:

“It’s good to see the Government adopting the insurance industry’s proposals to keep motor insurance as straightforward as possible for customers in a world of increasingly automated vehicles. We look forward to seeing further details in the Modern Transport Bill. In the meantime we will be continuing our productive relationship with the Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, helping officials work through the various challenges created by this evolving technology. Automated vehicles have the potential to revolutionise our transport systems and dramatically improve road safety, but it’s right the insurance system is developed in parallel to give motorists confidence in using them.”

Last updated 18/01/2017