Driverless car trials start on UK roads in 2017

The UK government has developed the world’s first driverless car code of practice, outlining the protocols that need to be in place for tests to take place on the nation’s roads. The code of practice has been finalized with input from a variety of stakeholders, including UK AutoDrive and the GATEway consortia. It has also been confirmed which four UK cities tests will take place in: Bristol, Coventry, Milton Keynes and Greenwich in south-east London.

“We’re coordinating the trials technically and working with government to ensure that the legislation keeps pace with what the technologies need to do in order to facilitate this brave new world,” said Tim Armitage, project leader at the Autodrive Consortium.