Self-driving vehicles will hit the roads in the UK as government comes up with new plan

Self-driving vehicles, including cars, coaches and lorries, will soon appear on UK roads, under new government plans backed by an investment of £100 million ($118 million) by 2025. The new law will allow for a safer widespread rollout of self-driving vehicles by 2025.

“This enables the UK to take full advantage of the emerging market for self-driving vehicles – which could create up to 38,000 jobs and an estimated £42 billion worth of jobs,” the UK government said in a statement.

The government’s vision for self-driving vehicles is supported by a total of £100 million, with £34 million confirmed for research to support safety development and inform more detailed legislation.

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This may include researching the performance of self-driving cars in inclement weather conditions and how they interact with pedestrians, other vehicles and cyclists.

The government has confirmed £20 million as part of a total of £100 million to kick-start commercial self-driving services and enable businesses to grow and create jobs in the UK, following an investment of £40 million. is of.

The government said self-driving vehicles could revolutionize public transport and passenger travel, especially for those who do not drive, better connect rural communities, and reduce road collisions due to human error .

In addition, in the future, for example, they may provide on-demand links from rural towns and villages to nearby areas in line with existing public transport options. They can also provide more direct and timely services that enable people to have better access to important services such as schools and medical appointments.

(with inputs from IANS)