Driverless vehicles could be coming from 2021: A call for evidence has come from the UK Government to see how a technology could fit into the current road network, called Automated Lane-Keeping System (ALKS) it may make make driving easier and smoother.
Able to take control of a vehicle at low speeds, the ALKS technology is designed to keep it in its lane on motorways and offer an autonomous driving experience.
The call for evidence aims to hear from the automotive industry to allow the safe use of this system which can control all vehicle movements without the driver needing to do anything on British roads at speeds of up to 70mph, with a view to potentially enabling drivers in the UK to use these systems on their vehicles by Spring 2021.
Rachel Maclean Transport Minister said: “Automated technology could make driving safer, smoother and easier for motorists and the UK should be the first country to see these benefits, attracting manufacturers to develop and test new technologies.”
“The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders” Chief Executive, Mike Hawes commented: “Automated technologies for vehicles, of which automated lane-keeping is the latest, will be life-changing, making our journeys safer and smoother than ever before and helping prevent some 47,000 serious accidents and save 3,900 lives over the next decade.”
Driverless vehicles could be coming from 2021