London Wants to Allow Autonomous Vehicles in Four Years

//London Wants to Allow Autonomous Vehicles in Four Years

The United Kingdom is planning the autonomization of road traffic in quick steps: from 2019 fully self-driving cars are allowed to be tested on the roads of the country – and by 2021 will become part of the regular transport system.

The London government sees autonomous cars as part of the “next industrial revolution,” ntv reports. In this, the country wants to be in the front and plans, according to Finance Minister Philip Hammond for this week, the idea of concrete plans. In addition to providing the legal basis for the use of autonomous technology in road traffic, the UK should subsidize the necessary technologies.

In order to support the development of self-driving cars, the British government wants to promote several neighboring technology fields: 400 million pounds to go into the expansion of charging stations for electric cars, 160 million pounds in the expansion of the broadband mobile network with the 5G standard, 75 million pounds promote the development of Artificial Intelligence. However, these subsidies, which will be presented in the budget this week, will partly replace EU subsidies that will disappear after Brexit.

Autonomous vehicles are already on the streets of London: Volvo is testing its driverless XC90, Nissan had a similar program, and Google’s Waymo was also in talks with local authorities, writes t3n. So far, such tests in the United Kingdom but still human employees as security drivers on board to be able to intervene if necessary.

This should be over from 2019 and be eliminated from 2021 without the special conditions of an experiment. If it goes by the will of the British government, so it is only four years until self-driving cars, at least on the island, belonging to the regular traffic scene.

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By |2017-12-02T03:21:32+00:00December 2nd, 2017|Lifestyle|3 Comments


  1. Joan Miguel Siso Yancen December 21, 2017 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    The technological advance is continualy in a process of innovation, that future with autonomous vehicles is closer. It’s amazing how in a few years we won’t need to do too many task that nowadays we do constantly, the artificial inteligence promise make our lives easier, and I think we must put our trust in those who are creating all this tools as they are in a frecuently skills training and have the capacity of make an efficient work. However we need to be in a habitually process of learning about all this changes will surround us. Good post!

  2. Daniel Ogeto O. January 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Very interesting article and informative article right here. It is a fact that the widespread deployment of self-driving vehicles, once thought of as science fiction, is just a few years away. It will usher in sweeping change and have wide-ranging implications. Businesses, even those—or especially those—not normally thought of as involved in mobility, should start thinking about it now. Because, to the victor go the spoils. The concept of a smart city is slowly taking shape with many innovative startups putting out solutions aiming at making otherwise traditional facilities such as cars highly autonomous. Automation means vehicles can operate more cheaply and consistently, reliably and safely. Sharing of these assets will increase utilization, create economies of scale, and reduce unit costs. These two trends, combined with the adoption of new vehicle materials and powertrains (such as electric and fuel cell) and increasing connectivity will revolutionize mobility. New types of businesses will be created, and new players will enter existing businesses, blurring industry lines. Incumbents will be forced to develop new skills, and to forge new partnerships.

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