In the UK, autonomous cars will be allowed next year

In the UK, autonomous cars will be allowed next year

August 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

At the moment, systems that simulate autonomous driving can already be used. However, it is allowed to do this at much lower speeds.

Very soon, the UK government may approve the use of autonomous driving cars on public roads. According to preliminary data, we are talking about a permit starting from 2021. If the information is officially confirmed, then next year a system for keeping cars in the lane at a speed of 110 km / h may be used. Thus, the driver will not be able to intervene for a very long time.

At the moment, such a system already exists, but it is allowed to move at a speed of only 60 km / h. According to British Transport Secretary Rachel McLean, the main objective of the new law is to ensure safety and reduce road accidents. Despite some distrust of autonomous driving systems, the UK has a track record of safety.

If everything goes according to plan, then the entry into force of the law may take place in the spring of 2021.